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CHS football team to host Beechwood in state semi-finals game

 

Campbellsville High School football team will host Beechwood High School in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association semi-finals on Friday, Nov. 24.

 

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m.

 

This is the first time since 1998 and the third time in school history that the Eagles have played in the state semi-finals.

 

Admission is $6 for adults, children and students.

 

CHS Football Region Champs

CHS football region championships shirts available

 

Campbellsville High School football team is selling region championship shirts.

 

On Friday, Nov. 17, the CHS football team defeated Crittenden County to win the Class A Region 1 championship.

 

This is the first region championship win for the Eagles since 1998.

 

CHS Eagle Football Region Champs

CMS academic team begins season

 

Campbellsville Middle School academic team began it season on Tuesday, Nov. 14, with a quick recall match against Taylor County.

 

CMS sixth-graders won their match.

 

Seventh- and eighth-graders kept their matches close, but weren’t able to get the wins.

 

CMS eighth-grader Bailey Stearman works a math problem.

CMS to host dance

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host a school dance on Friday, Nov. 17.

 

The dance will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

 

Dance

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Nov. 13.

 

From left are sixth-grader Lillee Byrne and seventh-grader Levi Dicken. Eighth-grader Sumara Berry isn’t pictured.

CMS football player to play in national tournament

 

Campbellsville Middle School football player Deondre Weathers, a seventh-grader, has been named to a national football team.

 

Weathers has been chosen to represent Kentucky and play in Football University’s national championship tournament.

 

FBU is the premiere national youth football tournament, starting with 64 teams from all over the United States. The teams, which represent a state or region, battle in a single-elimination tournament to determine a national champion.

 

More than 6,000 athletes will compete in the tournament.

 

Weathers is one of 40 players who will play on Team Kentucky in the seventh-grade division.

 

Campbellsville Middle School football player Deondre Weathers, a seventh-grader, has been chosen to represent Kentucky and play in Football University’s national championship tournament.

CMS to host Purple Pride Night

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host a Purple Pride Night on Thursday, Nov. 16.

 

The CMS boys’ basketball team will host Casey County at the Campbellsville Elementary School gymnasium. There will be sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade match ups, starting at 5:30 p.m.

 

Admission will be free to any CMS student who wears purple to the game.

 

Eagle Basketball

CMS academic team raising money

 

Campbellsville Middle School academic team is raising money.

 

Team members are selling cookie dough and gourmet coffee and fudge.

 

All proceeds will go toward the cost of the team’s season, which is underway.

 

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CIS community partner receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools community partner Rob Collins received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 13.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Collins, who is a radio personality at Q-104, received the community Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent SchoolsSuperintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors Rob Collins, a radio personality at Q-104, with the community Change Award.

CES/CMS guidance counselor receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville elementary and middle school Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov 13.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Wiedewitsch, who has been a guidance counselor at Campbellsville Independent Schools for nearly 17 years, received the certified Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors CES/CMS Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch with the certified Change Award.

CES preschool assistant receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Elementary School Preschool Assistant Beth Sandidge received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 13.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Sandidge, who will soon become the bookkeeper at CES, received the classified Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors CES Preschool Assistant Beth Sandidge with the certified Change Award.

CES to raise money for local family

 

Campbellsville Elementary School students and staff members are raising money for a local family.

 

Talon Perkins, the 1-year-old son of Kyle and Beth Perkins, was born with a congenital heart disease and pulmonary vein stenosis.

 

Allison Cox, who is an exceptional child educator at CES, is an aunt to Talon.

 

Campbellsville Elementary School students and staff members are raising money for a local family.    Talon Perkins, the 1-year-old son of Kyle and Beth Perkins, was born with a congenital heart disease and pulmonary vein stenosis.    Allison Cox, who is an exceptional child educator at CES, is an aunt to Talon.

CMS boys’ basketball team to host second alumni game

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team will host its second alumni game next month as a fundraiser.

 

Purple Reign alumni basketball game will be Sunday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m. at the Campbellsville High School gymnasium. Doors will open at 4:15 p.m.

 

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Those ages 5 and younger will be admitted free.

 

CMS boys’ basketball team to host second alumni game

CHS cross country runner advances to state meet

 

Campbellsville High School cross country team recently completed its season, with a runner advancing to the state meet.

 

CHS junior Ian McAninch competed in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association boys’ cross country meet at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, Nov. 4.

 

He competed against 264 runners, made up of teams and individual runners from across the state.

 

McAninch finished the 3.1-mile race in 20 minutes and seven seconds, in 166th place.

 

CHS juniors Ian McAninch, at left, and Evan McAninch run.

CMS girls’ basketball players honored

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball players were honored at the Campbellsville Elementary School assembly on Friday, Nov. 10.

 

The CMS girls’ eighth-grade basketball team recently won its first Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament championship title in 20 years.

 

CMS girls’ basketball players give high-fives to CES students.

CHS athletic department hosts ‘12 Days of Christmas’ raffle

 

Campbellsville High School athletic department has begun its annual “12 Days of Christmas” raffle to raise money for its programs.

 

This year, the prizes are all cash awards.

 

Tickets are $30 each, and will include two Pick 3 numbers, so each ticket comes with two chances each day to win the day’s cash prize.

 

Raffle

FRYSC Advisory Council to meet

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Family Resource and Youth Services Center Advisory Council will have its regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7, at noon.

 

The meeting will be at the Campbellsville High School Site-Based Decision Making Council room, which is on the CHS campus.

 

Calendar

CMS students have fun at Friday Finish

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun at their Friday Finish assembly.

 

Friday Finish is a school-wide assembly hosted to recognize students for their achievements, play a spirit game and make school announcements.

 

At the Friday Finish on Friday, Nov. 3, CMS students who have been named Leader of the Week were recognized, along with those playing on school sports teams.

 

CMS students play a game of Simon Says.

CMS students make Veterans Day art

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are making art to honor veterans.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art classes, students are learning about pop artists Roy Lichtenstein and Jim Dine.

 

Pop art, as Harris told her students, is art based on pop culture and the trends of the time period.

 

CMS sixth-graders Jayla Penn, at left, and Allie Compton talk as they add color to their hearts.

CMS girls’ basketball team selling championship t-shirts

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team is selling Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference championship t-shirts.

 

The team recently won the CKMSAC tournament for the first time in 20 years.

 

CMS defeated Casey County, which was undefeated, to bring home the championship plaque.

 

CMS GB Team

CMS art students make paper mache pumpkins

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students are learning to make objects out of paper mache. 

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art class, students are studying the elements of three-dimensional art.

 

To illustrate the elements, students were asked to form a pumpkin out of paper.

 

CMS eighth-graders Brae Washington, at left, and Olivia Fields laugh as they add paper mache to their pumpkins.

CMS volleyball tryouts set for Dec. 1, 8

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball tryouts have been scheduled for the upcoming season.

 

Tryouts will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 8, at the Campbellsville Elementary School gym.

 

Eagle Volleyball

CMS, CHS choirs selling candles

 

Campbellsville middle and high school choirs are selling candles to raise money.

 

The choirs are working with Peaceful Places, a local business that sells natural soy wax candles, tarts, lip balms and mists.

 

CMS/CHS Candles

‘Christmas Spectacular’ set for Dec. 10

 

The annual Campbellsville Independent Schools “Christmas Spectacular” concert will be Sunday, Dec. 10, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Campbellsville High School’s Hamilton Auditorium.

 

Music ensembles from Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools will perform, including the CHS show choir and ensemble, the CES third-grade choir and middle school choirs.

 

CMS and CHS concerts bands will also perform.

 

CIS Christmas Spectacular

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Nov. 6.

 

From left are seventh-grader Forever Tungate and eighth-grader Karley Morris. Sixth-grader Nathan Ray isn’t pictured.

CMS boys’ basketball team begins season

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team recently began its season with a win.

 

The team began its season on Thursday, Oct. 26, with two games vs. LaRue County.

 

In the eighth-grade game, CMS came from behind to pick up the win.

 

CMS eighth-grader Logan Phillips dives for the ball.

CHS baseball program selling pavers

 

Campbellsville High School baseball program is selling pavers as part of a renovation project at the team’s field.

 

A new entrance and landscaping project is currently underway at the CHS campus and will be completed by spring.

 

After the renovation is completed, head coach Blake Milby says the finished project will be one that all Eagle alumni and fans can be proud of for many years to come.

 

CHS Baseball Pavers

CMS students learn to play instruments

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are learning to play musical instruments.

 

In Zach Shelton’s band class, students recently joined with a partner to play “The Riddle Song.”

 

CMS sixth-graders Conner Rinehart, at left, and Zachary Akin play “The Riddle Song.”

CMS girls’ eighth-grade basketball team wins first CKMSAC championship in 20 years

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ eighth-grade basketball team has won its first Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament championship title in 20 years.

 

The team last won the title in 1997.

 

CMS took on Casey County on Tuesday, Oct. 24, and won the game by a score of 44-37.

 

Before the game, Casey County was undefeated on the season.

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ eighth-grade basketball team recently won its first Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament championship title in 20 years. In front is eighth-grader Rylee Petett. Back, from left, eighth-grader Olivia Fields, seventh-graders Asia Barbour, Dakota Slone, Briana Davis, Antaya Epps and Bri Hayes, eighth-graders Tayler Thompson, Bri Gowdy, Kaylyn Smith and Lainey Watson, seventh-grader BreAnna Humphress and eighth-grader Brae Washington.

CMS to host after-school study session

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host an after-school study session on Friday, Nov. 3.

 

The session will be from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.

 

Study

CMS girls’ basketball teams defeat Metcalfe, Hart counties

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team recently defeated Metcalfe and Hart counties to advance to the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament championship.

 

In the game against Metcalfe County, the CMS seventh-graders fought hard, but didn’t get the win. The loss ended the team’s season.

 

Eighth-graders won by a score of 41-15.

 

CMS seventh-grader Antaya Epps drives the ball.

CMS girls’ basketball teams defeat Metcalfe County

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball teams recently defeated Metcalfe County.

 

Sixth-graders fought hard, but weren’t victorious in their match up.

 

Seventh- and eighth-graders won their games.

 

CMS seventh-grader Dakota Slone watches the ball.

CMS girls’ basketball team defeats Hart County

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team recently defeated Hart County.

 

Sixth- and seventh-graders battled hard in their games, but couldn’t get the wins.

 

Eighth-graders were victorious.

 

Campbellsville Elementary School fifth-grader Ta’Zaria Owens protects the ball.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Oct. 23.

 

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CMS students make catapults

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned about the scientific method by making catapults.

 

In Jan Speer’s sixth-grade science classes, students used pumpkin candies to help them practice the scientific method.

 

Students were asked to make a catapult with sticks, rubber bands and a plastic spoon.

 

From left, CMS sixth-graders Camilla Taylor, Chloe Mitchell and Arisha Francis launch their catapult.

CMS hosts after-school study session

 

Campbellsville Middle School hosted an after-school study session on Friday, Oct. 27.

 

Thirty students attended.

 

Students stayed after early release to meet with teachers and get help with homework, complete exams and quizzes, work on upcoming class projects and more.

 

CMS sixth-grade teacher Jan Speer works with Jason Jeffries during the after-school study session on Friday, Oct. 27.

CIS to host Veterans Day program

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools will host a Veterans Day program for local veterans and community members.

 

The special ceremony will be on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. in the Campbellsville High School gym.

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school students will present the program.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools will host a Veterans Day program for local veterans and community members.    The special ceremony will be on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. in the Campbellsville High School gym.    Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school students will present the program.

CES, CMS and CHS choirs to present fall concert

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school choirs will present a fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 5.

 

The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Hamilton Auditorium on the Campbellsville High School campus.

 

The performance is free and open to the public.

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school choirs will present a fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 5.    The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Hamilton Auditorium on the Campbellsville High School campus.    The performance is free and open to the public.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Oct. 30.

 

From left are eighth-grader Myricle Gholston and seventh-grader Weston Mattingly. Sixth-grader Aryanna Britton isn’t pictured.

CMS football teams end season

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team recently ended its season with several post-season wins.

 

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the seventh-grade team defeated Edmonson County.

 

Final score was 41-14.

 

Eighth-graders fought hard against Edmonson County, and eventually got the win.

 

Final score was 38-36 in double overtime.

 

CMS seventh-grader Deondre Weathers runs as an Edmonson County player attempts to tackle him.

CMS students celebrate Red Ribbon Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School students celebrated Red Ribbon Week last week with several special events.

 

Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug prevention campaign in the country, and serves as a way for students to take a stand against illegal drugs.

 

This year, Red Ribbon Week was Oct. 23-27.

 

Events included special dress up days and other activities.

 

CMS students dress in their team apparel on Team Up Against Drugs Day.

CMS students celebrate Red Ribbon Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week with several special events.

 

Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug prevention campaign in the country, and serves as a way for students to take a stand against illegal drugs.

 

This year, Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27.

 

Events include special dress up days and other activities.

 

CMS students dress as superheroes for Real Heroes Don’t Do Drugs Day.

CIS to host basketball league

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools will host a developmental basketball league for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade, starting in November.

 

Those eligible to attend are students attending Campbellsville Independent Schools or Kentucky Christian Academy.

 

Players will meet two times each week, one day for practice and on Sunday afternoons for games.

 

CIS Basketball League

CMS students celebrate Red Ribbon Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week with several special events.

 

Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug prevention campaign in the country, and serves as a way for students to take a stand against illegal drugs.

 

This year, Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27.

 

Events include special dress up days and other activities.

 

CMS students dress in camouflage for Be All You Can Be: Drug Free Day.

CIS superintendent speaks to Rotary Club

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke to Campbellsville Rotary Club members about the great happenings at his school system.

 

Smith, who has worked at CIS since 2004, said he has been blessed to serve as a special education teacher, assistant principal, principal and now superintendent.

 

“Although I’m not home-grown, this is home,” he said.

 

Smith said he is excited to serve in his new role and is learning every day.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke to Campbellsville Rotary Club members about the great happenings at his school system.

CMS students celebrate Red Ribbon Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week with several special events.

 

Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug prevention campaign in the country, and serves as a way for students to take a stand against illegal drugs.

 

This year, Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27.

 

Events include special dress up days and other activities.

 

CMS students dress in tie-dye for Don’t Get Tied Down with Drugs Day.

CMS to host after-school study session

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host an after-school study session on Friday, Oct. 27.

 

Students can stay after early release at 1 p.m. to meet with teachers and get help with homework, complete exams and quizzes, work on upcoming class projects and more.

 

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host an after-school study session on Friday, Oct. 27.    Students can stay after early release at 1 p.m. to meet with teachers and get help with homework, complete exams and quizzes, work on upcoming class projects and more.

CMS students celebrate Red Ribbon Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week with several special events.

 

Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug prevention campaign in the country, and serves as a way for students to take a stand against illegal drugs.

 

This year, Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27.

 

CMS students dress for United We Stand Against Drugs Day.

CIS employees learn about proposed retirement changes

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ employees recently learned about the proposed changes in the state retirement system.

 

State Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, came to the Campbellsville Elementary School campus to talk to the employees.

 

Wise explained the proposal, released this week, and asked for feedback about it.

 

State Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, talks to CIS employees about the proposed changes in the state retirement system.

CMS names Leaders of the Month

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Month for the month of October.

 

From left, front, are eighth-grader Dakota Harris, seventh-grader Sean Mings, sixth-grader Jayla Penn, eighth-grader Sarah Adkins and sixth-grader Hunter Falls. Back, seventh-grader McCayla Falls, eighth-grader Brae Washington, seventh-grader Connor Byrd and eighth-grader Brandon Pittman. Not pictured are sixth-graders Diego Noyola and Chloe Mitchell and seventh-grader Briana Davis.

CMS science students study atomic models

 

Campbellsville Middle School science students recently used candy to help them learn about the various atomic models.

 

In Amy Knifley’s integrated science classes, students are learning about the Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford, Bohr and electron cloud models.

 

As a laboratory exercise for the unit, students were given five types of candies, including a Tootsie Roll pop, a Gobstopper, a Ferrero Rocher chocolate, a piece of hard candy and some chocolate chip cookies.

 

CMS science teacher Amy Knifley helps eighth-graders Grant Lawson, at left, and Seth Hash compare their candies to the atomic models.

Donations needed for CMS outdoor classroom project

 

Campbellsville Middle School BETA students and Community Service Action team members have begun a community service project at their school.

 

To help them complete their project, the students are soliciting donations.

 

The students are working hard to beautify an outdoor classroom at the CMS campus.

 

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CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Oct. 16.

 

From left are sixth-grader Ashton Davis and Connor Byrd. Absent from the photo is eighth-grader Abby Brisko.

CMS SBDM to meet Oct. 18

 

Campbellsville Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council members will meet for their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

 

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the CMS office.

 

 

CMS

CIS community partner receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools community partner Mark Johnson received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Oct. 16.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Johnson, who is president and CEO of Citizens Bank and Trust Co., received the community Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors Citizens Bank and Trust Co. President and CEO Mark Johnson with the community Change Award.

CIS facilities manager receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Facilities Manager Keith McMahan received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Oct. 16.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

McMahan, who will retire in June, received the classified Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors CIS Facilities Manager Keith McMahan with the certified Change Award.

CMS students begin community service project

 

Campbellsville Middle School BETA students and Community Service Action team members have begun a community service project at their school.

 

On Saturday, Oct. 14, students worked as a team to beautify an outdoor classroom at the CMS campus.

 

Students picked up trash, pulled weeds, removed landscaping and made a plan for how they will design and decorate their outdoor space.

 

Campbellsville Middle School BETA students and Community Service Action team members have begun a community service project at their school. Students participating are, from left, sixth-graders Margaret Johnson and Jayla Penn, seventh-grader Whitney Frashure, sixth-grader Ava Hughes, teacher Andrea Gribbins, seventh-grader Haylee Allen and sixth-grader Daniel Caton.

CMS honors academic achievers

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently announced its academic achievers for October.

 

A boy and a girl from each grade level are named, and were recognized at the Campbellsville Board of Education’s meeting on Monday, Oct. 16.

 

Campbellsville Middle School academic achievers for October were recognized at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Oct. 16. Pictured with CMS Principal Zach Lewis, they are, from left, seventh-grader MaCayla Falls, eighth-grader Tayler Thompson, seventh-grader Connor Byrd and sixth-graders Lillee Byrne and Zachary Akin. Absent from the photo is eighth-grader Tezon Mitchell.

CMS students learn about cells

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are learning all about cells.

 

In Amy Knifley’s science classes, students are learning about cell structure and function.

 

CMS seventh-graders Whitney Frashure, at left, and Haylee Allen review their notes together as they study.

CMS music students learn to play the ukulele

 

Campbellsville Middle School music students are learning to play the ukulele.

 

In Jessica Floyd’s music class, students are playing chords, and will eventually play songs.

 

CMS eighth-grader Star Reed plays a chord.

CMS art students make koinobori

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students are making koinobori wind socks to celebrate a Japanese holiday.

 

In Japan, on Children’s Day, people fly carp-shaped wind socks known as koinobori. The carp, which can swim up waterfalls, is used as a symbol for the holiday because it represents strength and courage.

 

CMS sixth-grader Jayla Penn staples her koinobori together.

CIS students wear pink to support cancer survivors

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ hallways were covered in pink on Thursday, Oct. 12.

 

Students and teachers hosted a pink out to raise awareness and money for cancer research.

 

Those dressing in pink donated money to the cause. As a district, about $250 was raised.

 

CHS volleyball players honored cancer survivors at their game on Thursday, Oct. 12.

CMS girls’ basketball eighth-grade players honored

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball eighth-grade players were honored recently for their hard work and dedication to their team.

 

The eighth-graders were recognized in a special ceremony at their last regular season home game on Thursday, Oct. 12.

 

This year’s eighth-graders include Kaylyn Smith, Rylee Petett, Lainey Watson, Olivia Fields, Tayler Thompson, Bri Gowdy and Brae Washington.

 

CMS girls’ basketball eighth-grade players are honored. From left are assistant coach LeeAnn Grider, Kaylyn Smith, Tayler Thompson, Brae Washington, head coach Tiarra Cecil, Bri Gowdy, assistant coach Kathy England, Lainey Watson, Rylee Petett and Olivia Fields.

Board of Education to meet Oct. 16

 

Campbellsville Board of Education members will meet in regular session on Monday, Oct. 16.

 

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Campbellsville Middle School library.

 

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CMS to celebrate Red Ribbon Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week soon with several special events.

 

Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug prevention campaign in the country, and serves as a way for students to take a stand against illegal drugs.

 

This year, Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27.

 

Events include special dress up days and other activities.

 

Red Ribbon Week

CMS students to begin community service project

 

Campbellsville Middle School BETA students and Community Service Action team members will begin a community service project this weekend.

 

On Saturday, Oct. 14, students will work together to beautify an outdoor classroom at their school.

 

The outdoor classroom is used for students to work on projects, have class and eat lunch together.

 

Work in Progress

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Oct. 9.

 

From left are eighth-grader Tayler Thompson and sixth-grader Hannah Singleton. Seventh-grader Davanna Reardon isn’t pictured.

CMS science students practice graphing

 

Campbellsville Middle School science students recently practiced graphing.

 

In Amy Knifley’s integrated science class, students are learning about dependent and independent variables.

 

As a group project, students were given a scientific scenario, complete with experimental data.

 

CMS eighth-graders Xierra Underwood, at left, and Kitana Taylor create their graph.

CHS volleyball, CMS girls’ basketball teams to honor cancer survivors

 

Campbellsville High School volleyball and Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball players will honor cancer survivors on Thursday, Oct. 12, in two special ceremonies.

 

CHS volleyball senior players will be honored on Thursday, Oct. 12, at about 7:45 p.m. in the CHS gym. They are, from left, Vonnea Smith, Kiyah Barnett, Madison Dial, Caitlin Bright, Kayla Young, Nena Barnett and Amanda Miles.     CMS girls’ basketball eighth-grade players will be honored on Thursday, Oct. 12, at about 7:30 p.m. in the Campbellsville Elementary School gym. They are, from left, Olivia Fields, Tayler Thompson, Kaylyn Smith, Brae Washington, Bri Gowdy, Lainey Watson and Rylee Petett.

CMS students have fun at fall break dance

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun at a dance to celebrate fall break.

 

CMS football team hosted the dance, with music provided by DJ Psycho.

 

About 75 students attended.

 

CMS students have fun dancing together.

CMS students have fun at pep rally

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun at a pep rally.

 

CMS hosted the pep rally to cheer for the girls’ basketball team, which is having a great season.

 

All of the players were recognized, and their classmates cheered for them.

 

CMS girls’ basketball players have fun together.

CHS cross country team wins

 

Campbellsville High School cross country team recently competed in the Taylor County All Comers meet and brought home several awards.

 

In the CHS boys’ varsity race, junior Ian McAninch finished in third place, in 21:39.

 

CHS freshman Jonathan Sparks finished in sixth place, at 23:17.

 

CHS junior Ian McAninch races.

CMS girls’ basketball team defeats Burgin, Russell and Green

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team recently defeated Burgin and Russell and Green counties.

 

CMS eighth-grader Kaylyn Smith plays defense.

CMS girls’ basketball team defeats Metcalfe, Adair and Green counties

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team recently defeated Metcalfe, Adair and Green counties.

 

CMS eighth-grader Lainey Watson drives the ball as classmate Tayler Thompson plays defense.

CMS girls’ basketball team takes on Casey County

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team recently took on Casey County.

 

In the sixth-grade match up, CMS lost by a score of 0-35.

 

Seventh-graders fought hard, but also lost their game by a score of 25-31.

 

And the CMS eighth-grade squad battled to the buzzer, but couldn’t get the win. Final score was 33-36.

 

CMS seventh-grader Dakota Slone tries to block a pass.

CMS football players honored

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team recently honored its eighth-grade players for their dedication and hard work this season.

 

This year’s eighth-graders include Brandon Pittman, Adin Hunt, Tuff Harper, Adrien Smith, Logan Phillips, Jadan Furman, Dakota Harris and Logan Rakes.

 

The late Cameron Smith, who was a CMS football player when he died in 2013, was also honored.

 

This year’s eighth-grade CMS football players were recently honored for their dedication and hard work this season. From left are eighth-graders Brandon Pittman, Adin Hunt, Tuff Harper, Adrien Smith, Logan Phillips, Jadan Furman, Dakota Harris and Logan Rakes. Back, assistant coaches Will Griffin and Bronson Gowdy, head coach Aaron Webb and assistant coaches Isaiah Perkins, Shumari Bridgewater, Tommy Allen and John Gholston.

CMS football team defeats Hart, Adair counties

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team recently defeated Hart County.

 

Final score was 22-14.

 

CMS also recently traveled to Adair County and brought home a win.

 

Final score was 32-22.

 

CMS seventh-grader Deondre Weathers runs the ball.

FRYSC to host volunteer training

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Center will host volunteer training on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

 

The training will be at the FRYSC Center, which is located at Campbellsville High School, at 1:30 p.m.

 

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CMS students talk about bullying

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are talking about bullying and why it’s important to be kind to everyone.

 

CMS Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch recently met with students to talk about what bullying is and why it isn’t tolerated at CMS.

 

Students discussed the school’s policy on bullying, which says it won’t be tolerated at school and outlines the consequences should it happen.

 

CMS Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch talks to students about what bullying is and why it isn’t tolerated at CMS.

CMS students raise money for hurricane victims

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently raised money for hurricane victims.

 

CMS Lighthouse Team members hosted a bake sale recently at their school.

 

Students sold cupcakes, brownies, cookies, drinks and many other treats.

 

CMS eighth-grader Rylee Petett sells baked goods to her classmates during the Lighthouse Team’s bake sale to raise money for hurricane victims.

CMS students collect items for hurricane victims

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-grade students recently collected items to donate to hurricane victims.

 

Sixth-graders hosted a collection drive at their school, soliciting food items, clothing and stuffed animals for children.

 

CMS teacher Andrea Gribbins and her students helped organized the drive.

 

CMS sixth-grade students recently collected items to donate to hurricane victims. CMS teacher Andrea Gribbins worked with Campbellsville University social work student Charlotte Fowler to collect the donations. From left are sixth-graders Jaylie Moore, Dawson Creason, Aryanna Britton and Ava Hughes, CMS teacher Andrea Gribbins, CU social work student Charlotte Fowler and sixth-graders Luke McDonald, Chloe Mitchell, Chloe Thompson, Arisha Francis, Aaliyah Nunez and Nathan McFarland.

CIS students see improvement in test scores, beat state averages

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students are continuing to increase their state test scores, with many of those scores being the highest in the region.

 

In scores from standardized tests taken last school year, CIS students are seeing their hard work in the classroom come to fruition.

 

And, in many testing areas, CIS students are scoring well above state averages.

 

The largest jump in scores comes in math and reading scores at Campbellsville Elementary School, where last year’s third-grade students scored exponentially better than those around the state.

 

Out of the 13 surrounding school districts, which encompass 35 elementary schools, CES has the highest percentage of students scoring proficient or distinguished in math and reading.

 

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CMS students visit bookmobile

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently visited the Taylor County Public Library bookmobile and checked out some good books to read.

 

Sarah Hampton, outreach librarian, brought the bookmobile to the CMS campus recently to let students take a look around.

 

From left, CMS sixth-graders Kehleigh Vaught, CheyAnn Edwards and Piper Ritchie choose books to check out.

CMS hosts student-led conferences

 

Campbellsville Middle School hosted student-led conferences on Monday, Sept. 25.

 

Forty students attended with their parents.

 

During the conferences, students discussed their grades with their parents and teachers.

 

CMS teacher Robbilyn Speer talks with eighth-grader Jack Sabo.

CMS band students take tests

 

Campbellsville Middle School beginning band students recently took tests to see how well they are playing their instruments.

 

At the beginning of the school year, students chose an instrument to learn to play.

 

Music teacher Zach Shelton taught the students to play notes on their instruments, and they soon learned to play songs.

 

CES seventh-grader Isaiah Caffee plays trombone.

CHS students spread the word about Campbellsville Independent Schools

 

Campbellsville High School students have joined the Eagle News Team, and are hosting shows on three local radio stations this school year.

 

The team is working with local radio stations Q-104, K-Country and WLCU-FM to deliver news about Campbellsville Independent Schools to the Taylor County community.

 

CHS sophomore Zoe McAninch and senior Austin Fitzgerald are on the air each Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. with Rob Collins on Q-104.     CHS sophomore Zoe McAninch and senior Austin Fitzgerald are on the air each Tuesday morning at about 7:20 a.m. with Bill Sanders on K-Country.     CHS sophomore Gracyne Hash, at left, freshman Chloe Garrett and sophomore Gavin Johnson, at right, are on the air each Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. with Jess McCandless on WLCU-FM, second from left.

CMS football team to host fall break dance

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team will host a fall break dance on Thursday, Sept. 28.

 

The dance will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

 

Concessions will be sold and there will be a dance contest.

 

Dance

CHS band to host mattress fundraiser

 

Campbellsville High School band will host a mattress fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 22.

 

The sale will be in the CHS gym from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

CHS Band Mattress Sale

CIS hosts Eagle Family Night

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools hosted its annual Eagle Family Night on Friday, Sept. 22, for students and parents to have fun together.

 

More than 1,000 people attended.

 

Activities included games for those of all ages, including temporary tattoos, football throw, basketball shoot, ring toss, inflatables, cupcake walk and more.

 

From left, CES kindergartener Fallyn Smith and second-graders Maddie Brunelle and Izzy Brunelle slide.

CIS students, staff members show their spirit

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students and staff members showed their spirit during a districtwide pep rally on Friday, Sept. 22, to celebrate homecoming.

 

Campbellsville Elementary School students traveled to the Campbellsville middle and high school campus for the event.

 

At the pep rally, students participated in spirit games and cheers and students were recognized for participating in fall sports and activities.

 

CES first-grader Aubreigh Knifley cheers for the Eagles.

CIS students, staff members participate in homecoming parade

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students and staff members celebrated football homecoming with a parade on Friday, Sept. 22, during the school day.

 

The parade began at the Campbellsville High School campus and traveled to the Campbellsville Elementary School campus, and traveled around the Durham Track and Field Complex.

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school students and staff members rode in vehicles and waved to the crowd.

 

Kay Cox is the grand marshal for the parade.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Sept. 25.

 

From left are seventh-grader Sean Mings, eighth-grader Lainey Watson and sixth-grader Kayden Birdwell.

CMS, CHS students participate in all-district chorus

 

Campbellsville middle and high school students were recently chosen to participate in the Fourth District all-district junior and senior high choirs.

 

The students spent two days rehearsing and then performed for family members and friends on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Campbellsville University.

 

CMS students chosen to participate in the junior high choir include, from left, eighth-graders Cailet Clark, Hayley Wethington and Gabby Skaggs, seventh-grader Alysa Howard and eighth-grader Isabella Vannice.     CHS students participating in the high school chorus include, from left, seniors Austin Fitzgerald and Tiffany Kane, juniors Hayley Wethington, Wen-Hsuan “Annie” Lee, Jay Tucker and Jeremiah Jackson, senior Darius Wright, sophomore Zaria Cowan and senior Jay Cox. Absent from the photo are seniors Vivian Brown and Haley Fitch.

CES students selling pizza to raise money for arts programs

 

Campbellsville Elementary School students are selling Little Caesars pizza kits to raise money to bring special arts programs to the school.

 

Grant funding that CES has used in the past to bring local musicians to perform at the school has been eliminated. 

 

All proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward paying the musicians’ costs to perform at CES.

 

This year’s goal is to raise $1,300.

 

Little Casears

CHS FCA group to host See You at the Pole

 

Campbellsville High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes group will host its annual See You at the Pole event on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

 

Students, teachers, administrators, staff members and members of the Campbellsville/Taylor County community are invited to the CHS flagpole at 7:15 a.m.

 

The time will be used for those attending to come together to pray for schools, the community and the nation.

 

FCA

CMS to host student-led conferences

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host student-led conferences on Monday, Sept. 25.

 

During the conferences, students will discuss their grades with their parents and teachers.

 

No appointments are necessary to attend the conferences.

 

CMS

FRYSC to host volunteer training

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Center will host volunteer training on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

 

The training will be at the FRYSC Center, which is located at Campbellsville High School, at 3:15 p.m.

 

Calendar

CHS homecoming events to culminate with Eagle Family Night, football game

 

Campbellsville High School will celebrate football homecoming this week, with dress-up days, spirit games, the crowning of a king and queen, a powderpuff football game, a parade and Eagle Family Night.

 

Homecoming

CHS cross country team competes in Green County

 

Campbellsville High School cross country team competed in the Green County Cow Days Cross Country Invite on Thursday, Sept. 14, and brought home several honors.

 

In the middle school race, Campbellsville Middle School seventh-grader Chase Hord finished in fifth place overall, in 10:50, which is a new personal record.

 

Cross Country

CMS students make pop art

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently made pop art.

 

Students have been studying artist Jim Dine in Jo Ann Harris’s class.

 

CMS seventh-grader Antaya Epps adds color to her heart.

CMS art students study Georgia O’Keeffe

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students are studying artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s work and making their own flower drawings.

 

O’Keeffe is known for her large paintings of flowers, and CMS art teacher Jo Ann Harris asked students to draw their own.

 

CMS sixth-grader Allie Compton adds color to her flower.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Sept. 18.

 

From left are eighth-grader Kaylyn Smith, seventh-grader Briana Davis and sixth-grader CheyAnn Edwards.

CMS students teach their classmates

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-grade students recently had a chance to be teachers.

 

In Tiarra Cecil’s social studies class, students formed groups and selected continents to research.

 

CMS sixth-graders Ashton Davis, at left, and Jesse King talk to their classmates about South America.

CIS community partner receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools community partner Darrin Price received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Sept. 11.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Price received the community Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools community partner Darrin Price, at left, receives the Change Award from Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith.

CHS principal receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville High School Principal David Petett received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Sept. 11.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Petett received the certified Change Award.

 

Campbellsville High School Principal David Petett, at left, receives the Change Award from Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith.

CHS attendance clerk receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville High School attendance clerk Missy Hughes received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Sept. 11.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Hughes received the classified Change Award.

 

Campbellsville High School attendance clerk Missy Hughes receives the Change Award from Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith.

CHS FCCLA group collecting donations for homeless shelter

 

Campbellsville High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students are collecting items for the local homeless shelter.

 

Items collected should include toilet paper, paper towels, Clorox wipes, bleach, trash bags, dish soap, Ziploc bags and Lysol.

 

All items collected will be given to Green River Ministries, which provides housing for homeless people in Taylor County.

 

FCCLA

CMS students to raise money for hurricane victims

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are raising money for hurricane victims.

 

CMS Lighthouse Team members will host a bake sale on Friday, Sept. 15, at the school.

 

All proceeds will be given to hurricane victims.

 

Bake Sale

CMS students study Romare Bearden

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students are studying artist Romare Bearden.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art classes, students are learning about collages.

 

Bearden, who once worked as a social worker, became known for his collages, watercolors and prints, all featuring jazz music.

 

CMS eighth-grader Dakota Harris glues his collage.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Sept. 11.

 

From left are sixth-grader Willie Nunn, eighth-grader Brandon Pittman and seventh-grader Brandon Nelson.

CHS student council to host fundraiser

 

Campbellsville High School student council will host a fundraiser at McDonald’s on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

 

The class will receive 25 percent of proceeds from inside sales, from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

McDonalds

CMS students enjoy Sharpen the Saw time

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are spending time each week having fun together.

 

After their classwork is finished, students are given Sharpen the Saw time in which they can spend playing games, drawing, talking with friends and using their electronic devices.

 

CMS sixth-grader Ellington Gowin hula hoops during her Sharpen the Saw time.

CMS students study United States regions

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders are studying the regions of the United States.

 

In Robbilyn Speer’s social studies classes, students learned about the west, southwest, midwest, southeast and northeast regions.

 

For a project about the regions, Speer divided her students into groups.

 

CMS eighth-grader Blake Settle passes out chips and queso dip, which originates from the southwest region, as classmate Tezon Mitchell samples a chip.

CMS girls’ basketball teams defeat Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball teams recently defeated Taylor County.

 

CMS hosted TCMS on Thursday, Aug. 31.

 

CMS seventh-graders easily defeated TCMS by a final score of 30-9.

 

And, in the eighth-grade match up, CMS won by a score of 50-10.

 

CMS eighth-grader Rylee Petett battles for the ball.

CMS students make children’s books

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders recently made children’s books.

 

In Robbilyn Speer’s classes, students are learning geography terms to help them with their lessons this school year.

 

After taking a quiz on the terms, Speer asked students to complete a project using their new vocabulary words.

 

CMS sixth-graders Conner Rinehart, at left, and Zachary Akin draw their children’s books.

CMS science students take vocabulary quiz

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently took a vocabulary quiz in their science classes.

 

In Amy Knifley’s integrated science classes, students are learning scientific terms to help them with their lessons throughout the school year.

 

But before taking the quiz, students played a game of Kahoot! to see who knew the terms and could answer the questions the fastest.

 

CMS eighth-grade teacher Amy Knifley helps Rylee Petett with her vocabulary quiz

CMS science students study cell structure

 

Campbellsville Middle School seventh-graders are studying cell structure and function, and recently got a first-hand look at what cells look like.

 

In Steven Gumm’s science classes, students recently used microscopes to study the structure of plants, animals and other objects, including onion skin, thread, a rabbit’s spinal cord and the letter “e” printed on a piece of paper.

 

CMS seventh-grader Zamar Owens looks at a piece of onion under a microscope.

CMS students study addition, subtraction

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are working on their addition and subtraction skills.

 

In Steven Gumm’s seventh-grade math class, students are learning about adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers.

 

CMS seventh-graders Weston Mattingly, at left, and Alissa Lofton work a math problem with their counters.

CMS students read ‘The Giver’

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are reading “The Giver” in their reading class.

 

The book, written by Lois Lowry, is about a boy named Jonas who lives in a perfect society with no war, fear or pain.

 

CMS eighth-grader Zachery Underwood reads “The Giver.”

CMS art students learn about the color wheel

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently learned about the color wheel and then made their own.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s classes, students learned that the color wheel tells which colors can be mixed together to make new colors.

 

When making a color wheel, primary colors red, blue and yellow are placed next to secondary colors orange, purple and green.

 

CMS sixth-grader De’Torrian Bell paints his color wheel.

New features added to Campbellsville Independent Schools’ new mobile app

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools recently added some new features to its mobile app.

 

The free mobile application is for students, parents and community members to stay up-to-date on what is happening in the District, directly from their smartphone or tablet.

 

The application is available for free download by searching for the “SchoolPointe Stay Connected” app on a smartphone or tablet.

 

Mobile App

CHS band members selling mums

 

Campbellsville High School marching band members are selling mums as a fundraiser.

 

Mums are available in purple, yellow, orange, white and red, and cost $7 each.

 

The mums are in 6-inch pots.

 

Mums

CMS yearbooks for sale

 

Campbellsville Middle School is selling yearbooks from past school years.

 

One book will cost $15, two will cost $25 and three books can be purchased for $30.

 

Yearbooks

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Sept. 4.

 

From left are eighth-grader Rylee Petett, seventh-grader Jasmine Daniels and sixth-grader Ryan Grubbs.

CES, CMS to host book fairs

 

Campbellsville elementary and middle schools will host book fairs in coming days.

 

CES will host its fair from Friday, Sept. 1, through Friday, Sept. 8.

 

CMS will host a book fair from Monday, Sept. 11, through Friday, Sept. 15.

 

Book Fair

CMS Beta Club selling key fobs

 

Campbellsville Middle School Beta Club members are selling key fobs as a fundraiser.

 

All proceeds will go toward the cost of this year’s Beta convention.

 

CMS Key Fobs

CHS yearbooks for sale

 

Campbellsville High School is selling yearbooks from past school years.

 

Yearbooks are on sale now and are $10 each.

 

Books available for that price are from the 1990s, 2000s and early 2010s.

 

Yearbooks

CHS FCCLA students to collect items for Hurricane victims

 

Campbellsville High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students are collecting food and supplies for hurricane victims in Texas and Louisiana.

 

Hurricane Harvey came through Texas and Louisiana recently, and, according to the National Hurricane Center, is the biggest rainstorm on record with rainfall reaching about 50 inches in some places.

 

FCCLA students want to collect supplies to send to those impacted by the flooding.

 

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FRYSC receives donation to help students

 

Campbellsville Family Resource and Youth Services Center recently received a donation that will help buy clothes and other items for students.

 

Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #22 recently donated $1,500 to the center, to benefit Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students.

 

Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #22 recently donated $1,500 to Campbellsville Family Resource and Youth Services Center, to benefit Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students. FOP President Rick Benningfield, at left, made the donation to FRYSC assistant Sharon Hoskins Sanders.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Aug. 28.

 

From left are sixth-grader Gracie Taylor, seventh-grader Ronin Smith and eighth-grader Serenity Ford.

CMS girls’ basketball teams win against Russell County

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball teams recently defeated Russell County.

 

Seventh-graders won their game by a score of 38-23.

 

Eighth-graders also won easily, by a score of 44-14.

 

CMS seventh-grader BreAnna Humphress drives the ball.

CMS girls’ basketball teams win against Adair County

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball teams recently defeated Adair County.

 

Seventh-graders won their game by a score of 44-12.

 

Eighth-graders also won easily, by a score of 38-15.

 

CMS eighth-graders Lainey Watson, at left, and Kaylyn Smith battle for the ball.

CMS, CHS cross country runners win in Green County

 

Campbellsville middle and high school cross country runners competed in the first meet of the season in Green County on Thursday, Aug. 24.

 

Runners competed in the 1.6-mile race and brought home several awards.

 

In the varsity boys’ race, CHS junior Ian McAninch finished in 26th place overall, at 10:49.

 

Cross Country

CMS Lighthouse Team members host Casey County students

 

Campbellsville Middle School Lighthouse Team members recently hosted Casey County Middle School students for a tour of their school.

 

The Casey County students came to CMS to see how the school operates its Lighthouse Team and to ask questions about how the school uses the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

 

CMS eighth-graders Lainey Watson, at left, and Sarah Adkins give their Casey County Middle School guests a tour of their school.

CMS choir members prepare for fall concert

 

Campbellsville Middle School choir members are preparing for their upcoming fall concert.

 

About 30 students recently formed the CMS sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade choir, which is under the direction of music teacher Jessica Floyd.

 

Students are preparing several musical selections to perform at the concert.

 

CMS choir director Jessica Floyd leads her students as they sing “Kuna Karamu.”

CMS students learn the scientific method

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are studying the scientific method.

 

In Amy Knifley’s integrated science class, students are learning vocabulary they will need to understand the scientific method and other concepts they will study in her course.

 

CMS teacher Amy Knifley helps eighth-grader Grant Lawson with a definition.

CMS students sharpen math skills

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are sharpening their math skills.

 

In Katie Campbell’s math classes, students are learning about subtraction and how to find the mean, median and mode of a set of numbers.

 

Campbell gave her students a list of problems to work in groups.

 

CMS teacher Katie Campbell helps sixth-graders, from left, Miles Wright, Makayla Dudley and Piper Ritchie find the median of a set of numbers.

CMS students learn to Be Proactive

 

Campbellsville Elementary School students are learning how to Be Proactive.

 

In Andrea Gribbins’s sixth-grade leadership class, students are studying the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

 

Recently, students reviewed the first habit, which is to Be Proactive.

 

CMS sixth-graders Ellington Gowin, at left, and Chloe Thompson write examples of when students were proactive and reactive.

CMS girls’ basketball team selling Yeti koozies

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball players are selling Yeti koozies as a fundraiser.

 

The koozies will fit cans and bottles and cost $15 each.

 

Many colors and designs are available.

 

CMS girls’ basketball team selling Yeti koozies

CIS students view solar eclipse

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school students were a part of history on Monday, Aug. 21.

 

Students, administrators and staff members viewed the solar eclipse in the afternoon, from several locations.

 

CMS students view the eclipse.

CMS football team takes on Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team recently took on Taylor County.

 

The CMS team fought hard, but lost by a score of 12-40.

 

CMS seventh-grader Damon Johnson scored the two touchdowns for the Eagles.

 

CMS seventh-grader Damon Johnson runs the ball.

CMS girls’ basketball teams take on Bardstown

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball teams recently took on Bardstown.

 

Seventh-graders won their game by a score of 29-28.

 

BreAnna Humphress, a seventh-grader, got the game-winning point by sinking a foul shot.

 

CMS seventh-grader BreAnna Humphress calls for the ball.

CMS band students learn to play instruments

 

Campbellsville Middle School beginning band students are learning to play musical instruments.

 

Students recently chose an instrument to learn to play.

 

CMS sixth-grader Nathan McFarland, at left, plays saxophone while eighth-grader Serenity Tungate plays clarinet.

CHS choir selling yard flags

 

Campbellsville High School choir members are selling yard flags as a fundraiser.

 

The flags are purple with white designs, and have the word “Campbellsville” printed at the bottom. The shape of Kentucky is pictured in the center of the flag, with a heart in the middle.

 

CHS Choir Yard Flags

CIS students are a part of history

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students were a part of history on Friday, Aug. 18.

 

Thirty students were on hand to participate in the groundbreaking of the Campbellsville Sports Complex.

 

The complex, located off KY 55, will include several baseball fields, playgrounds, concessions, walking tracks, batting cages and more.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students were a part of history on Friday, Aug. 18. Thirty students were on hand to participate in the groundbreaking of the Campbellsville Sports Complex. From left, front, are fourth-graders Brayden Paiz, Isaiah Jeffries and Ethan Garrison, third-graders Emerson Gowin, Hayden Maupin, Cayton Lawhorn, Reece Swafford and Luke Adkins, fourth-grader Cameron Taylor, third-graders Lanigan Price, Damien Clark and Jaron Johnson, fifth-grader Rowan Petett, fourth-graders Caysen Tungate, Bradley Paris, Cameron Estes, Keaton Hord and Carson Mills and fifth-grader Skylar Wilhoite. Back, CMS teacher Katie Campbell, CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith, eighth-grader C.J. Adams, seventh-grader Seth Hash, eighth-grader Tuff Harper, senior Ethan Lay, sixth-grader Tashuan Hart, juniors Jackson Hinton and Ryan Kearney, eighth-graders Damon Johnson and Karley Morris, seventh-grader Leigh Hicks, CHS Assistant Principal Mark Kearney, junior Lane Bottoms and CES teacher Lynn Kearney.

CMS students study the solar eclipse

 

Campbellsville Middle School students have learned all about the upcoming solar eclipse.

 

In preparation for viewing the eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, students have been learning all about why an eclipse is happening and what people will actually see.

 

CMS sixth-graders, from left, Halley Wooley, CheyAnn Edwards, Kaydence Wethington and Dalton Morris simulate what an eclipse might look like.

CMS students study the purposes of art

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are studying why people make artwork.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s classes, students have been learning the basics of art, such as why art should be taught in schools and the purposes of art.

 

Harris said people make artwork to show their feelings, to entertain and when designing books, clothing and cars.

 

CMS eighth-graders Olivia Fields and Brae Washington sketch their drawings.

CIS students to observe solar eclipse

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students will observe Kentucky’s darkest day on Monday, Aug. 21.

 

A solar eclipse will put the area in the dark that afternoon, and all CIS students will be given the opportunity to view the historic event.

 

Teachers and staff members have discussed solar eclipses in the classrooms, including how to view the event safely.

 

This year’s total eclipse will be the first seen in Kentucky since 1869, and all parts of the Commonwealth will see at least 90 percent of the sun obscured by the moon.

 

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CMS students complete leadership project

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently completed a project in their leadership classes to get to know each other.

 

Students were asked to answer several questions about themselves and then create an autobiographical PowerPoint presentation.

 

CMS seventh-graders Asia Barbour, at left, and Jade Wheeler work on their autobiographical assignment.

CMS girls’ basketball teams defeat Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball teams recently defeated Taylor County.

 

On Thursday, Aug. 10, CMS took on Taylor County in three games.

 

CMS seventh-graders won by a score of 40-10.

 

And the CMS eighth-grade team won big by a score of 43-12.

 

CMS eighth-grader Kaylyn Smith dribbles.

CMS football team defeats Russell County

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team took on Russell County on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

 

In the eighth-grade game, CMS couldn’t get the win. Final score was 0-42.

 

But in the seventh-grade game, CMS scored at the last second to win. Final score 8-0.

 

CMS seventh-grader Hayden Jones runs through the Russell County defense.

CMS girls’ basketball team wins at Lady Cougar Classic

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team competed in the Lady Cougar Classic tournament on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Garrard Middle School in Lancaster.

 

The seventh-grade team defeated Lexington Catholic by a score of 36-25, but couldn’t get a win against Lincoln County or East Hardin.

 

CMS eighth-graders defeated Garrard County and East Hardin, but lost to Elkhorn and Lincoln County in the semi-finals, to take home third place.

 

CMS girls’ basketball head coach Tiarra Cecil talks to her players during a game.

CMS students get to know each other

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently played a game to get to know each other better.

 

In Bradley Harris’s leadership class, he asked students to share three facts about themselves. One of the facts, however, had to be a lie. Classmates were then asked to guess which of the facts wasn’t true.

 

CMS teacher Bradley Harris shares three facts about himself with his leadership students, one of which is a lie.

CMS students begin school year

 

Campbellsville Middle School students have had a great start to the new school year.

 

Students in sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders attend class at CMS.

 

The first day of the school year was Wednesday, Aug. 9.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Director of Federal Programs Ricky Hunt greets his son, Adin, on his second day of eighth grade.

CHS to host blood drive

 

Campbellsville High School will host its first blood drive of the 2017-2018 school year on Friday, Aug. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Kentucky Blood Center officials will be on hand to help students, teachers, staff members, parents and community members donate.

 

Blood Drive

CIS welcomes new employees

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools has welcomed 13 new staff members to the Eagle family for the new school year.

 

The new employees work at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools and the Campbellsville Board of Education office.

 

From teachers to instructional assistants and support positions, the new staff members are an integral part of making the new school year a success.

 

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CIS marching ensemble selling t-shirts

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Marching Ensemble is preparing for its upcoming season, and has begun selling t-shirts.

 

The shirts feature the logo for this year’s show, which is entitled The Black Mirror Effect.

 

Short- and long-sleeve t-shirts are available, as well as hooded sweatshirts.

 

CHS Band

CIS students begin 2017-2018 school year

 

Another school year has begun at Campbellsville Independent Schools.

 

Students began the 2017-2018 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

 

Students at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school headed back to class at 8 a.m. and were greeted by their teachers.

 

From left, second-grader Dax Gray has breakfast with his brother Dane and sister Blakely on their first day of kindergarten.

CIS marching ensemble prepares for upcoming season

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Marching Ensemble is preparing for its upcoming season.

 

Band members spent two weeks this summer practicing music and learning this year’s show, which is entitled The Black Mirror Effect.

 

According to Band Director Zach Shelton, the marching ensemble will be present a unique show that explores the hidden aspects of social media and the effect it can have on our persona and attitudes.

 

From left, Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grader Riley Rainwater, CHS junior Ruby Hatfield and senior Austin Fitzgerald play clarinet.

CHS FCA hosts prayer walk

 

They held hands, and prayed together.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ staff members, administrators, teachers, students and family members gathered on Sunday, Aug. 6, to pray for each other.

 

Campbellsville High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted a prayer walk at the District’s campuses.

 

From left, CHS teacher Deanna Campbell, CMS Principal Zach Lewis and CES teacher Tammy Hash pray together.

CIS superintendent speaks to Kiwanis Club

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke at a Campbellsville Kiwanis Club meeting.

 

Smith, who is in his first year as the District’s top leader, spoke about the months of preparation for the new school year.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ has placed new leaders at all of its schools this year. From left are CMS Principal Zach Lewis, CHS Principal David Petett, Superintendent Kirby Smith and CES Principal Elisha Rhodes.

CIS employees join together for opening day workshop

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ employees joined together on Tuesday, Aug. 8, for an opening day workshop to start the 2017-2018 school year.

 

First, Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school employees joined Board office staff members and Campbellsville Board of Education members to have breakfast together and fellowship.

 

CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith talks to the District’s staff members during the opening day workshop for the 2017-2018 school year.

CIS receives grant to purchase AED machines

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools recently received a grant to purchase three AED machines to be used at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools has received a grant from Taylor County Board of Health members to purchase three AED machines to be used at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools. The District partnered with Taylor County Health Department and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel to submit the grant proposal and make the purchase. From left, front, are Calen McKinney, public information officer/grant writer for Campbellsville Independent Schools; Denise Gupton, critical care paramedic/major at Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS; Tim Davis, Campbellsville High School athletic director; Katie Wilkerson, Campbellsville Middle School athletic director; and Jackie Hodges, health educator at Taylor County Health Department. Back, Dan Durham, Board of Health member and senior program director at Air Evac Lifeteam; Allison Griffiths, Taylor County Health Department office manager; Ruthie Bender, Taylor County Health Department nursing supervisor; Loretta Hash, Board of Health member and registered nurse representative for Taylor County; Eddie Rogers, Board of Health member and Taylor County judge/executive; and Shawn Crabtree, executive director at Lake Cumberland District Health Department.

CMS football team defeats Clinton County

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team defeated Clinton County on Friday, Aug. 4, in its opening game of the season.

 

Final score was 36-30.

 

The game was part of the Eagle Powerade Classic, which the CMS team hosted.

 

CMS eighth-grader Dakota Harris runs.

CMS hosts open house

 

Campbellsville Middle School hosted an open house on Thursday, Aug. 3, to help students have a successful school year.

 

Students met their teachers, toured the school and received a copy of their schedules.

 

CMS teacher Andrea Gribbins looks over Luke McDonald’s schedule with his mother Stephanie.

CMS football team hosts scrimmages to open season

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team hosted scrimmages recently to open the 2017 season.

 

On Thursday, July 27, CMS scrimmaged Bate, Boyle County, Green County and Taylor County middle schools at the Campbellsville Elementary School campus.

 

CMS seventh-grader Konner Forbis hands the ball to classmate Deondre Weathers.

CIS hires new teachers, staff members

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools has hired several new teachers and staff members to help make the new school year a success.

 

New employees met for orientation on Thursday, Aug. 3, to learn about the District’s policies and procedures and more.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools has hired several new teachers and staff members to help make the new school year a success. New employees attending orientation on Thursday, Aug. 3, are, from left, Zach Durham, CES instructional assistant; Tasha Phillips Goff, CHS instructional assistant; B.J. Perkins, bus monitor/cafeteria worker/custodial worker; Andrea Gribbins, CMS teacher; Kirby Smith, superintendent; CHS teacher Mary Jo Hazel; CES preschool teacher Julie Shelton; CES teacher Keri Rowe; and custodian James Cheuvront. Absent from the photo is custodian Thomas Phillips.

CIS staff members prepare for school year

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ staff members have spent the past several weeks preparing for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Maintenance workers have prepared the buses for the year and performed routine work at all school buildings.

 

Teachers have spent several weeks preparing their classrooms for their new students.

 

Carl Lee, at left, and Randy Bricken Jr., who work in maintenance, help teachers move their classrooms from the CMS campus to CES.

CIS teachers, staff members learn from each other

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ teachers and staff members recently spent a day learning from each other.

 

On Wednesday, Aug. 3, the District hosted a day of professional development workshops, taught entirely by CIS personnel.

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school teachers led sessions, as did Central Office staff members.

 

Kent Settle, chief academic officer at Campbellsville Independent Schools, teaches a session about the state’s new accountability system.

CHS soccer team raising money

 

Campbellsville High School soccer team has begun a fundraiser to benefit the upcoming season.

 

An online campaign has begun to raise money for the team on the website snap-raise.com.

 

Players are asking that community members, teachers and parents pitch in to help the team raise money to pay for its new uniforms and other team costs.

 

 

CHS Soccer

Local churches invite CIS students to Back to School Jamboree

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students have been invited to attend a Back to School Jamboree.

 

Several local churches, including Bethel AME, Fannie Chapel CME, First Baptist, Pleasant Union Baptist and Pleasant Run Baptist churches, are hosting the event on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sam Wickliffe Park.

 

There will be food served, along with games and activities for children, such as face painting, water balloons and more.

 

Back to School

CHS FCA to host prayer walk

 

Campbellsville High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host a prayer walk on Sunday, Aug. 6.

 

The walk will begin at CHS at 2:30 p.m., and then move to Campbellsville Middle School at 2:55 p.m.

 

At 3:30 p.m., the group will travel to Campbellsville Elementary School.

 

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CHS football team begins fundraiser

 

Campbellsville High School football team has begun a fundraiser to raise money for the upcoming season.

 

Players and coaches are selling spirit cards for $10 each, featuring savings at many local businesses.

 

Spirit Cards 1

CIS lunch menus available

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools has updated its lunch menus for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

The District currently posts a breakfast and lunch menu on its website that lists what will be served at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools in a weekly format.

 

Lunch Menu

CHS soccer team selling t-shirts, sweatshirts

 

Campbellsville High School soccer team is selling t-shirts and sweatshirts as a fundraiser.

 

Proceeds from shirts sales will go toward expenses for the upcoming season.

 

The season begins on Thursday, Aug. 10, with a scrimmage against Barren County at 7 p.m. at the Campbellsville Elementary School campus.

 

Eagle Soccer

CIS youth football signups are Aug. 5

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools will host youth football league signups on Saturday, Aug. 5, and Monday, Aug. 7.

 

The league offers 8U, 10U and 12U teams.

 

Registration will be Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. and Monday, Aug. 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Campbellsville High School’s football field.

 

Eagle Football

CMS science students make egg droppers

 

Campbellsville Middle School science students recently designed their own egg dropper containers.

 

In Amy Knifley’s class, students studied the concepts of Newton’s Laws of Motion, momentum, gravity and force.

 

To apply the concepts, Knifley asked her students to build egg dropper containers to see if they could safely drop an egg from several feet.

 

CMS eighth-graders Jonathan Foster, at left, and Evan Henderson build their egg dropper container.

CMS leadership students visit state capitol

 

Campbellsville Middle School leadership students recently learned about state government.

 

The eighth-graders participated in Campbellsville University’s leadership program to learn about teamwork, leadership, community service and more.

 

Students recently traveled to Frankfort with the group to learn all about state government.

 

CMS CU leadership students pose for a photo outside the Kentucky capitol. From left, front, are Anna Clara Moura, Kenzi Forbis, Abi Wiedewitsch, Taylor Knight, Hassan Alabusalim and Clark Kidwell. Back, Kameron Smith, Tristin Faulkner, John Orberson, Arren Hash and Zaquan Cowan.

CMS leadership students learn about local government

 

Campbellsville Middle School leadership students recently learned about local government.

 

The eighth-graders participated in Campbellsville University’s leadership program to learn about teamwork, leadership, community service and more.

 

At a recent event, the students learned about government from several local leaders.

 

Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney explains how residents vote in elections.

CMS students have fun with science

 

Campbellsville Middle School fifth-graders recently had fun conducting several science experiments.

 

In Donna White’s class, students visited several stations to learn science concepts pertaining to physical and chemical changes.

 

At one station, students determined the volume of three objects by putting them under water.

 

CMS fifth-grade teacher Donna White helps students Layla Steen, at left, and Isacc Billeter understand why different types of baking chips melt at different temperatures.

CMS students study ecosystems

 

Campbellsville Middle School fifth-graders recently studied ecosystems.

 

In Donna White’s science class, students learned about six different types of ecosystems.

 

White discussed the differences in the various ecosystems, including grasslands, tundra, rainforest, deciduous forest, desert and taiga.

 

CMS students display their ecosystem models.

CMS students escape Underground Railroad

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned about slavery in their social studies class and worked together to escape the Underground Railroad.

 

In Kaye Agathen’s classes, students learned about how slavery began and why it ended and discussed the Underground Railroad.

 

Students learned about the secret routes people used to gain freedom, and that people often hung quilt pieces on their doors to communicate that they offered safety.

 

CMS teacher Katie Campbell helps fourth-graders Arthur Singleton, at left, and Michael Abel as they travel the Underground Railroad in their school hallways to freedom.

CMS students learn about slavery

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned about slavery in their social studies class.

 

In Kaye Agathen’s classes, students discussed the Civil War, and learned about how slavery began and why it ended.

 

To end the unit, Agathen read “Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad” by Ellen Levine.

 

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen watches as fourth-grader Gabriel Noyola hides in a box used as an example of the one Henry Brown used to mail himself to freedom.

CMS students honored at luncheon

 

Campbellsville Middle School student leaders were recently honored with a luncheon.

 

Students named Leaders of the Week in the months of April and May were honored with a special pizza lunch.

 

CMS student leaders students enjoy a pizza lunch.

CMS, CHS host future teachers

 

Campbellsville middle and high schools recently hosted some future teachers and showed them what a day is like at a school system.

 

Campbellsville University education students came to CES and CHS last semester to observe teachers and spend a day with them in the classroom.

 

The CU students helped with activities, talked to students, ate lunch in the cafeteria and spoke to teachers about their classes.

 

CHS Principal Kirby Smith, who is now superintendent, said teaching isn’t for the faint of heart.

 

CHS Principal Kirby Smith, who is now superintendent, and CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes, who is now principal at Campbellsville Elementary School, talk to CU education students about how important it is to be a mentor to students.

CMS students have fun at poetry extravaganza

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun during a special poetry extravaganza event.

 

Campbellsville University students came to CMS to host the event for fourth- and fifth-graders.

 

The CU students read to the CMS students and then explained many different types of poetry.

 

CMS students were asked to write haikus and limericks, along with concrete poems and free verse poems. They also wrote Black Out poetry.

 

CMS fourth-graders Kaylyn Lawson, at left, and Cassie Crick write their poetry with some help from CU students.

CMS students learn to square dance

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned a new style of dancing.

 

In Jessica Floyd’s music classes, students studied different types of music and dancing.

 

CMS fifth-grader Jovi Bowen dances with sixth-grader Bri Hayes.

CMS students get a dose of reality

 

Some ended the day broke, while others had money to spare.

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade students recently got a dose of what being an adult is like during Reality Town.

 

Reality Town allows students to see first-hand what it might cost to live after they graduate and are living on their own.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Transportation Director David Petett helps a CMS student buy a car.

CES, CMS and CHS release dress codes

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools recently released dress codes for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

There are no changes to this year’s dress codes, which outline what clothing items students are allowed to wear to school.

 

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CIS releases bus routes for 2017-2018

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ bus routes for the 2017-2018 school year have been released.

 

All routes are subject to change.

 

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CHS volleyball team hosts camp

 

Campbellsville High School volleyball team recently hosted a camp for students in second through eighth grades.

 

CHS Lady Eagle volleyball team hosted a camp recently, with about 10 students participating. Camp participants attending the morning session are, from left, front, CMS sixth-grader Alexis Sharp, Hadley Brasher, who attends school in Bowling Green, Alissa Hughes, a fourth-grader at Hodgenville Elementary School, CES third-grader Analeigh Foster, fourth-grader Nora Harris and fifth-grader Anna Floyd. In back are, from left, head coach Elisha Rhodes and CHS volleyball players junior Natalie Caldwell, freshmen Laci Hodgens and Anna Clara Moura, junior Salena Ritchie, senior Vonnea Smith, junior Tatem Wiseman, senior Caitlin Bright, freshman Zoie Sidebottom and senior Kayla Young. Absent from the photo is camper Amaya Anguiano, who is a fourth-grader at CES.     CHS Lady Eagle volleyball team hosted a camp recently, with about 10 students participating. In front are campers Ava Hughes, a sixth-grader at CMS, and Braelynn Price, who attends Kentucky Christian Academy in Campbellsville, who attended the afternoon session, with head coach Elisha Rhodes. In back are CHS volleyball players junior Natalie Caldwell, seniors Kayla Young and Vonnea Smith, juniors Salena Ritchie and Tatem Wiseman, senior Caitlin Bright and freshmen Laci Hodgens, Anna Clara Moura and Zoie Sidebottom.

CHS cross country meeting is Thursday, July 20

 

Campbellsville High School cross country runners will meet at the Miller Park walking track on Thursday, July 20, at 5 p.m.

 

Head coach Steve Doss called the organizational meeting to talk with all students interested in running this school year.

 

Cross Country

CIS creates associate superintendent position

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools is looking for another administrative leader.

 

During their regular meeting on Monday, July 10, Campbellsville Board of Education members voted to create an associate superintendent/chief operating officer position.

 

Kirby Smith, in his first meeting as superintendent, said creating the position will allow him more time to be an instructional leader and be involved with the happenings in each school building.

 

 

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FRYSC Advisory Council to meet

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Family Resource and Youth Services Center Advisory Council will have its regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 3, at noon.

 

The meeting will be at the Campbellsville High School Site-Based Decision Making Council room, which is on the CHS campus.

CES, CMS searching for AmeriCorps tutors

 

Campbellsville elementary and middle schools are searching for AmeriCorps FRYSC literacy tutors for the upcoming 2017-2018 school years.

 

The full-time positions are paid $1,052.50 a month.

 

FRYSC Corps is a Kentucky AmeriCorps literacy program geared toward providing school-aged children with basic needs so they can be successful students.

 

Tutors at CES and CMS will work directly with students, helping them strengthen their reading comprehension skills.

 

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CMS fifth-graders tour downtown

 

Campbellsville Middle School fifth-grade students recently took a tour of downtown Campbellsville.

 

Students first visited the Campbellsville Civic Center and learned all about city government from former mayor Paul Osborne.

 

Former Campbellsville Mayor Paul Osborne talks to CMS fifth-graders about the city attorney’s job. Fifth-grader Dawson Creason portrayed the city attorney.

CES, CMS and CHS announce open house, registration dates

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools recently announced their open house dates to help students and parents begin the 2017-2018 school year.

 

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CMS students compete in Field Day games

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently battled each other in Field Day games.

 

Students participated in relay races, a softball throw and tug of war.

 

After scores were tabulated, classroom winners were named for each grade level.

 

CMS eighth-grade teacher Robbilyn Speer cheers for her students as they compete in tug of war.

CIS hosts reception for new superintendent, principals

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools hosted a reception for its new superintendent and principals on Monday, July 3, with about 150 teachers, staff members, parents and students attending.

 

Kirby Smith, on his first business day as superintendent for Campbellsville Independent Schools, thanked everyone for attending to support the new CIS leaders.

 

He said he also wants to thank the principals’ families.

 

“Thank you to the families of these three individuals, because, being in that role, it’s a job that requires a lot, not just of these three, but their families,” he said.

 

CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, introduces, from left, CMS Principal Zach Lewis, CHS Principal David Petett and CES Principal Elisha Rhodes.

CMS releases school supply lists

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently released its school supply lists for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

The lists are posted below and on the District’s Facebook Page, and have been taken to local retail stores.

 

CMS will host an open house on Thursday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

 

 

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CMS girls’ basketball team participates in CU camp

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team has spent summer break practicing for its upcoming season.

 

The team recently played several games as part of the Campbellsville University Lady Tiger Basketball Team Camp.

 

The teams used the games to practice fundamentals and work on team-building skills.

 

CMS eighth-grader Kaylyn Smith steals the ball.

CHS to host Lady Eagle volleyball camp

 

Campbellsville High School volleyball team will host a camp for students who will be in second through eighth grades this coming school year.

 

The camp is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, in the CHS gym.

 

Campers in grades two, three, four and five will attend from 10 a.m. to noon.

 

And campers in grades six, seven and eight will attend from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

Eagle Volleyball

CMS art students make paper mache buildings

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently designed their own buildings and then made them out of paper mache.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art class, students studied how form follows function.

 

Harris asked students to create a building that is shaped like its function, such as a pet store in the shape of a dog or a sporting goods store in the shape of a baseball bat.

 

CMS eighth-grader Blase Wheatley makes his paper mache baseball bat.

CMS students have fun at eighth-grade celebration

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade students recently had fun at a celebration hosted in their honor.

 

Parents hosted the eighth-grade celebration at Phillips Lanes Bowling Alley to celebrate the students completing middle school.

 

Students had fun bowling, playing games, socializing and eating snacks together.

 

CMS eighth-graders Carly Adams, at left, and Taylor Knight play a basketball game.

CMS students named to honor roll

 

Campbellsville Middle School students were recently named to the honor roll for the fourth nine-week grading period of the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Students who have GPAs ranging from 3.0 to 4.0 are included in the list.

 

Honor Roll

New CMS, CHS principals named

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school students will have new principals for the upcoming school year, but they are all familiar faces.

 

On Friday, June 23, CMS and CHS site-based decision making council members met in special session to announce the new leaders at their schools.

 

Zach Lewis, who is currently the assistant principal at Campbellsville Elementary School, will serve as principal at CMS next school year.

 

And David Petett, who is currently transportation director and director of district programs, will become the CHS principal.

 

Zach Lewis     David Petett

Outgoing superintendent receives ‘exemplary’ evaluation

 

 

During his last meeting as Campbellsville Independent Schools’ superintendent, Mike Deaton received the highest evaluation possible.

 

At Campbellsville Board of Education’s special meeting on Monday, June 19, Deaton thanked the District’s staff members, parents and students for the opportunity to be their superintendent.

 

CHS Principal Kirby Smith will become superintendent on Saturday, July 1.

 

Mike Deaton     Kirby Smith

CHS football team’s bass tournament to be rescheduled

 

Campbellsville High School football team was set to host a kickoff bass tournament on Friday, June 23, at Green River Lake.

 

However, because of inclement weather, the tournament will be rescheduled to late July or early August.

 

A date will be announced when it becomes available.

 

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About 40 participate in ‘Hoop It Up’ basketball camp

 

Campbellsville High School boys’ basketball coaches and players hosted a “Hoop It Up” basketball clinic on June 12-15 at the CHS gym.

 

More than 40 students entering first through eighth grades this fall participated.

 

At the clinic, participants learned fundamentals and competed in shooting and fundamental contests and three-on-three and five-on-five play.

 

CHS head coach Tim Davis, assistant coaches Will Griffin, Cody Wills and Chris “Peewee” Smith and several players taught participants about discipline and a hard work ethic.

 

Campbellsville High School boys’ basketball coaches and players hosted a “Hoop It Up” basketball clinic on June 12-15 at the CHS gym, with more than 40 students entering first through eighth grades this fall participating.

CHS marching band to begin fireworks fundraiser

 

Campbellsville High School marching band will soon begin a fireworks fundraiser.

 

TNT Fireworks will operate two tents leading to the Fourth of July holiday, and a portion of proceeds will be given to the band.

 

Tents will be located in the Walmart parking lot and in Green River Plaza.

 

Sales will begin on Saturday, June 24, and end on Wednesday, July 5.

 

Eagle Fireworks

CMS softball team takes on Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball team recently took on Taylor County to finish its regular season.

 

In the A game, CMS fought hard but couldn’t get the win. Final score was 3-7.

 

In the B game, CMS was victorious, winning by a score of 10-8.

 

CMS sixth-grader Bri Hayes smiles as her team warms up before the B game.

New CMS, CHS principals to be named on Friday, June 23

 

Campbellsville middle and high school principals for the new school year are set to be announced on Friday, June 23.

 

Campbellsville middle and high school site-based decision making councils are in the process of choosing the new principals, and will soon begin interviewing candidates.

 

There will be several administrative changes at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools next school year.

 

CMS     CHS

CMS fourth-graders have fun at Miller Park

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders recently spent a day having fun at Miller Park.

 

Students spent time playing on the playground, socializing, playing games and eating snacks together.

 

The trip was part of the fourth-grade end of the school year celebration.

 

CMS fourth-graders, from left, Marissa Segura, Keeley Dicken, Anna Floyd, Serenity Mings, Destiny Milby, Will Wooley and Jaclyn Jackson smile for a photo on the merry-go-round with their teacher, Samantha Coomer, in back.

CMS students have fun at Friday Finish

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun playing games at Friday Finish.

 

Friday Finish is a school-wide assembly hosted to recognize students for their achievements, play a spirit game and make school announcements.

 

After announcements and recognitions, students played the hula hoop game.

 

From left, CMS seventh-grader Alexis Thomas, sixth-graders Chase Hord and Davanna Reardon and seventh-grader Jadan Furman compete.

CMS students learn Greek, Latin root words

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders recently learned Greek and Latin root words.

 

To help prepare for K-RREP testing, Kaye Agathen helped her students learn some of the words they commonly read in test questions.

 

Agathen gave the students a Greek or Latin root word, such as “anti,” “auto,” “multi,” “poly,” “sub” and many more, and then asked them to list many words that contain that root.

 

Kaye Agathen lists words made from the root word “anti.”

CMS students learn liquid measurements

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned all about liquid measurements.

 

In Ann Michael Tucker’s fifth-grade math class, students recently learned about converting measurements.

 

Tucker said students commonly buy milk, sports drinks and juices, but they should know how much liquid is in the bottles they buy.

 

CMS fifth-graders Jaxon Sidebottom, at left, and Makayla Dudley practice measuring liquids.

Board of Education meeting canceled

 

The Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight, Monday, June 12, has been canceled.

 

The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.

 

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CMS, CHS councils seek public input for principal search

 

Campbellsville middle and high school site-based decision making councils are in the process of choosing new principals for the next school year.

 

To help with the process, council members are asking for input from parents, teachers, staff members and other stakeholders as to what qualities the principals should have.

 

There will be several administrative changes at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools next school year.

 

CMS     CHS

CMS students learn about preparing for college

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders recently learned about preparing for college.

 

Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority Outreach Counselor Audrey Price recently came to CMS to talk to eighth-grade students about what they need to be doing now to prepare for college.

 

Price discussed the different types of colleges in Kentucky, along with the many degrees and certificate programs students might study.

 

CMS eighth-grader Nick Drew tries to guess which career his classmates are giving him clues about.

CIS students shine in ‘The Wizard of Oz’

 

A group of Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students are featured in a theater production of “The Wizard of Oz Junior.”

 

Campbellsville University and Town Hall Productions hosted a theater camp this summer, which will end with several public performances.

 

CHS freshman Gracyne Hash portrays Glinda.     CHS freshman Gavin Johnson portrays scarecrow and hunk.

About 40 participate in Eagle football camp

 

Campbellsville middle and high school football teams hosted Eagle Football Camp on May 30 through June 1, with about 40 students participating.

 

Former NFL player Tony Driver worked with camp participants, in addition to CHS head football coach Dale Estes.

 

Campbellsville middle and high school football teams hosted the Eagle Football Camp recently, with about 40 students participating. Former NFL player Tony Driver, center, in back, worked with campers on fundamentals.

CMS SBDM members to discuss principal search

 

Campbellsville Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council will soon begin the process of finding a new principal.

 

The Council will have a special meeting on Friday, June 9, at 2 p.m. to discuss the principal selection process.

 

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be at CMS.

 

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CMS students learn to play the handbells

 

Campbellsville Middle School music students recently learned to play a new instrument.

 

In Jessica Floyd’s class, students recently learned to play the handbells.

 

CMS students shop with AR points

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently took their Accelerated Reader points shopping.

 

Accelerated Reader is a motivational program used to help students develop reading skills. Students read books and answer questions about them. The student is awarded points based on how many questions they answer correctly on the quiz.

 

After accumulating some points, students can spend them at the school’s Family Resource and Youth Services Center Accelerated Reader store.

 

CMS seventh-grader Chloe Anderson, at left, and sixth-grader Camren Vicari shop with their AP points.

CHS football team to host bass tournament

 

Campbellsville High School football team will host a kickoff bass tournament on Friday, June 23, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Green River Lake, off Ramp 1.

 

There will be a $1,000 guarantee for the first-place team, based on 20+ boats.

 

Eagle Football

CMS art students make Faberge eggs

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently made their own Faberge eggs.

 

Faberge eggs are jeweled eggs with intricate designs. The most famous were made for Alexander III, commissioned for Easter and anniversary events.

 

To make their own Faberge eggs, students in Jo Ann Harris’s class first sketched their egg designs.

 

CMS fourth-graders Lily Sallee, at left, and Kyra Parker add paper mache to their balloons, which will become Faberge eggs.

CMS band students practice music

 

Campbellsville Middle School band students are learning to play musical instruments.

 

In Zach Shelton’s class, students have chosen instruments to practice and recently played a song together to hear their progress.

 

CMS seventh-grader Dalton Reardon plays trumpet.

CHS to host Lady Eagle volleyball camp

 

Campbellsville High School volleyball team will host a camp in July for students in second through eighth grades.

 

The camp is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, in the CHS gym.

 

Campers in grades two, three, four and five will attend from 10 a.m. to noon.

 

And campers in grades six, seven and eight will attend from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

The fee to attend is $35.

 

Eagle Volleyball

CMS students design Derby silks

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned all about the Kentucky Derby.

 

As part of their study about Derby traditions, students learned about jockeys and the silks they wear when racing.

 

In Kaye Agathen’s class, students designed their own silks and then made Derby jockeys out of construction paper.

 

CMS fourth-grader Deason Smith makes his jockey.

CMS fifth-graders tour CU

 

Campbellsville Middle School fifth-graders recently spent a day at Campbellsville University.

 

Students were taken on a tour of the campus and learned about the many academic, athletic and other programs available at the university.

 

Masi Wilson, who graduated from Campbellsville High School in May 2015 and now attends CU, led one of the tours.

 

Masi Wilson, who graduated from Campbellsville High School in May 2015 and now attends Campbellsville University, talks to CMS fifth-graders about being a college student.

CMS students take on teachers in basketball game

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently took on their teachers in a basketball game.

 

Despite battling to the buzzer, and keeping the game very close, the teachers were victorious.

 

Final score was 46-43.

 

CMS eighth-grader John Orberson guards Campbellsville High School instructional assistant Joseph Taylor.

CMS fourth-graders tour state capitol

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders experienced Kentucky’s legislature up close and personal recently.

 

On Tuesday, May 16, the students traveled to Frankfort to tour the state capitol building and the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

 

Students enjoyed seeing the exhibits at the Kentucky history museum and seeing where history is made at the capitol.

 

Capitol tour guide Annie Denny showed students the House of Representatives and Senate chambers as well as meetings room and historical offices.

 

CMS fourth-graders in Garnetta Murrell’s and Kaye Agathen’s classes pose for a photo on the state capitol steps.     CMS fourth-graders in Samantha Coomer’s and Maranda Wright’s classes pose for a photo on the state capitol steps.

CMS students perform at end-of-year talent show

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently ended the school year with a talent show.

 

Students sang, danced and performed comedy routines.

 

CMS fourth-grader Ta’Zaria Owens sings.

CIS teachers honored at Campbellsville University

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ teachers were honored at Campbellsville University’s Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 20.

 

Campbellsville Elementary School kindergarten teacher Leanna Cundiff was honored, as were Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade teacher Robbilyn Speer and Campbellsville High School teacher Tyler Hardy.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ teachers were honored at Campbellsville University’s Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 20. From left are CU Vice President for Academic Affairs Donna Hedgepath, CES kindergarten teacher Leanna Cundiff, CMS eighth-grade teacher Robbilyn Speer, CHS teacher Tyler Hardy, CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes, CES Principal Ricky Hunt and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the CU School of Education.

CMS baseball team is CKMSAC tournament runners-up

 

Campbellsville Middle School baseball team is this year’s Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament runners-up.

 

CMS defeated Adair County in the first round of the tournament by a score of 5-3.

 

In the second round, CMS defeated Russell County by a score of 7-2.

 

And in the championship game, CMS lost to Green County by a score of 1-9.

 

CMS baseball team is this year’s Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament runners-up. From left, front, are eighth-grader Blase Wheatley’s brother Brennan, seventh-grader Dakota Harris, eighth-grader Jastyn Shively, sixth-grader Kaydon Taylor, seventh-grader Logan Phillips, sixth-graders Chase Hord and Konner Forbis, eighth-grader Clark Kidwell and sixth-grader Bryce Newton. Back, assistant coaches Brett Sowell and George Boyd, seventh-grader Peyton Dabney, sixth-grader Hayden Jones, eighth-grader Kameron Smith, CKMSAC Commissioner Godfrey Jackson, eighth-graders Tristin Faulkner and Blase Wheatley, seventh-grader Seth Hash, eighth-grader Reggie Thomas, seventh-grader Bryson Karr, assistant coach Daniel Forbis and head coach Lynn Kearney.

CMS baseball team defeats Hart County

 

Campbellsville Middle School baseball team recently defeated Hart County.

 

Final score of the A game was 4-2.

 

And the B team won by a score of 9-4.

 

CMS eighth-grader Tristin Faulkner runs to the dugout after getting an out.

CMS baseball team defeats Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School baseball team recently defeated Taylor County.

 

In the A game, CMS won by a score of 13-5.

 

And in the B game, CMS scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to win the game.

 

CMS seventh-grader Peyton Dabney is congratulated after getting the hit to win the game for his team.

CMS sixth- and seventh-grade students receive awards

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth- and seventh-grade students received awards recently for their academic work this school year.

 

End of the year awards were presented on Wednesday, May 17.

 

CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes spoke at the ceremony.

 

Sixth-grade teachers Farrah Hord, Jan Speer, Bradley Harris and Lisa Kearney, seventh-grade teachers Steven Gumm, Michael Despain, Tammy Hash and Sharon Harris and activity teachers Jessica Floyd, Jo Ann Harris and Zach Shelton made the presentations. 

 

Sixth-grade subject award winners are, from left, front, Leigh Hicks, social studies; and BreAnna Humphress, writing. Back, Haylee Allen, math; Whitney Frashure, language arts and accelerated reader; and Weston Mattingly, science.     Seventh-grade subject award winners are, from left, front, Serenity Ford, accelerated reader; and Lainey Watson, social studies, science and language arts. Back, Jack Sabo, math.

CMS fourth- and fifth-grade students receive awards

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth- and fifth-grade students received awards recently for their academic work this school year.

 

End of the year awards were presented on Thursday, May 18.

 

CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes spoke at the ceremony.

 

Fourth-grade teachers Garnetta Murrell, Maranda Wright, Kaye Agathen and Samantha Coomer, fifth-grade teachers Ann Michael Tucker, Jessica Lile, Kaye Breeding and Donna White and activity teachers Jessica Floyd, Jo Ann Harris and Zach Shelton made the presentations.

 

Fourth-grade subject award winners are, from left, Andrew Mardis, math; Gabriel Noyola, language arts and reading; Zeke Harris, social studies; Logan England, accelerated reader; and Noah Leachman, science.     Fifth-grade subject award winners are, from left, Karlie Cox, social studies; Caleb Holt, science; Kayden Birdwell, language arts; and Angelica Seng, math and accelerated reader.

Eagle football camp begins May 30

 

Campbellsville middle and high school football teams will host a football camp soon.

 

The camp will be from Tuesday, May 30, through Thursday, June 1, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Campbellsville High School practice field.

 

The camp will be for students entering first through eighth grades. Cost is $10.

 

Eagle Football

CMS baseball team picks up four wins in one day

 

Campbellsville Middle School baseball team recently won four games in one day.

 

The team traveled to Bloomfield to play Spencer County and Marion County on Saturday, April 29.

 

CMS defeated Spencer County by a score of 3-1, and Marion County by a score of 10-4.

 

CMS sixth-grader Konner Forbis, at left, and seventh-grader Seth Hash walk to the pitcher’s mound.

CMS softball team takes on Metcalfe County

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball team recently took on Metcalfe County.

 

In the A game, CMS couldn’t get the win.

 

But in the B game, CMS was victorious by a final score of 9-4.

 

CMS softball players stand for the National Anthem.

School year comes to a close

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students attended school on Thursday, May 18, for the final day of the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Students spent the day cleaning out lockers, preparing for summer programs and saying goodbye to their friends and teachers.

 

CES Assistant Principal Zach Lewis bumps fists with kindergartener Treshaun Robinson as he gets ready to go home.

CIS employees honored at closing luncheon

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ employees were honored recently at a luncheon to close the 2016-2017 school year, which ended Thursday, May 18.

 

Several employees were honored for retiring and receiving several other awards.

 

Three people are retiring after this school year.

 

They include Sherry Cowherd, who worked at Campbellsville Elementary School as a preschool teacher and served 17 years; Clifton Walker, who was a custodian at Campbellsville Middle School and served 11 years; and Superintendent Mike Deaton, who is retiring after 10 years with the District.

 

CIS Superintendent Mike Deaton recognizes CES preschool teacher Sherry Cowherd, who is retiring after serving at the District for 17 years. Deaton is also retiring, effective June 30, after working for the District for 10 years.

CMS parents needed to serve on SBDM council

 

Campbellsville Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council is seeking nominations for parent representatives to serve during the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Any parent, step-parent or legal guardian of a child currently enrolled at CMS or of an incoming student can vote to elect parent council members.

 

Nomination forms are available at the CMS office, and they must be submitted by Friday, May 26, at the CMS office.

 

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CMS football team to host car wash

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team will host a car wash on Saturday, May 20.

 

The car wash will be at Advance Auto Parts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CMS students complete leadership program

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently completed Campbellsville University’s leadership program, and were honored at a banquet.

 

The leadership group – called LOCK, which stands for Leaders of Central Kentucky – met several times during the school year for trips and other activities.

 

At this year’s banquet to mark the end of the program, the CMS students dressed as historical figures and those attending were given clues to guess who the students were portraying.

 

CMS eighth-graders recently completed Campbellsville University’s leadership program, and, at a banquet in their honor, portrayed historical characters. From left are Anna Clara Moura portraying Salena, Taylor Knight portraying Princess Diana, Clark Kidwell portraying William Clark and Kameron Smith portraying Franklin D. Roosevelt.

CMS students compete in Division Derby math race

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders recently competed in a Kentucky Derby math race.

 

In Garnetta Murrell’s class, students divided into male and female teams and competed in a Division Derby race on a smartboard in which they had to answer math problems.

 

CMS fourth-grader Austin Gabbert answers a math problem in the Division Derby.

CMS softball, baseball teams to play in CKMSAC tournaments

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball and baseball teams will compete in the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournaments, beginning on Saturday, May 13.

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball and baseball teams will compete in the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournaments, beginning on Saturday, May 13.    The baseball team will take on Adair County in the first round of the tournament. The game has been scheduled for Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. ET at the Metcalfe County Middle School baseball field.    Should CMS win, the team will play in the second round on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET at the Metcalfe County High School baseball field.    The championship game is scheduled for Monday, May 15, at 6 p.m. ET at the middle school field.

CMS eighth-graders honored at recognition ceremony

 

In a matter of days, they will leave their middle school classrooms and become high school students.

 

“Class of 2021, we wish you the best, and we love ya,” their leader said.

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders were honored with several special awards and recognitions on Sunday, May 7.

 

CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes told her eighth-graders that the day is set aside to celebrate them and their accomplishments.

 

“As principal of Campbellsville Middle School, it has been my privilege to watch this class grow and mature over the past four years,” she said.

 

CMS eighth-graders Jasmine Mitchell and Blase Wheatley receive the Cameron Smith awards from teachers, from left, Robbilyn Speer, Amy Knifley, Melisa Morris and Paige Cook.

CMS students play review game

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth- and eighth-graders recently joined together to play a review game to help them prepare for state standardized testing.

 

The students underwent testing the week of May 8.

 

To help prepare for the reading portion of the exam, students in Paige Cook’s and Lisa Kearney’s language classes played a review game called Zap!

 

CMS sixth-graders Nasir Johnson, at left, and Chase Hord talk with their teammates about a question.

CIS students complete K-PREP testing

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools students have completed K-PREP state standardized testing for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school students tested the week of May 1, and sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students at CMS tested the week of May 8.

 

Eighth-graders are the last to complete state testing, with their final day on Friday, May 12.

 

CMS eighth-grader Kameron Smith, at left, and Zoie Sidebottom enjoy sausage biscuits as they prepare to begin state testing.

CMS eighth-graders make good luck cards

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently made good luck cards for each other.

 

CMS sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders are undergoing K-PREP testing this week.

 

To help motivate each other, eighth-graders wrote good luck cards to each other.

 

CMS eighth-graders Abigail Decker, at left, and Chloe Garrett write good luck cards for their classmates.

CIS students cast in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ production

 

A group of Campbellsville Independent Schools students will be featured in an upcoming theater production of “The Wizard of Oz Junior.”

 

Campbellsville University and Town Hall Productions will host a theater camp this summer, which will end with several public performances.

 

Wizard of Oz Junior

CMS students play cards

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are undergoing state testing this week.

 

Students have been preparing for the tests all school year, but recently took a break to have some fun.

 

CMS seventh-grader Tezon Mitchell, at right, plays UNO with student teacher Jessica Hogue.

CHS principal to become superintendent

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools will soon have a new leader.

 

Campbellsville High School Principal Kirby Smith will succeed Mike Deaton as the school district’s top leader.

 

Kirby Smith

FRYSC Advisory Council to meet

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Family Resource and Youth Services Center Advisory Council will have its regular meeting on Thursday, June 1, at noon.

Campbellsville middle, high schools to host cheerleading tryouts

 

Campbellsville middle and high schools have scheduled cheerleading tryouts for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

There will be a cheer clinic on Monday, May 15, and Tuesday, May 16, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at the CMS multi-purpose room.

 

Tryouts will be Wednesday, May 17, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

CMS softball team takes on Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball team took on Taylor County on Monday, April 24.

 

In the A game, CMS battled hard but couldn’t get the win.

 

CMS sixth-grader Jade Wheeler throws.

CMS art students study origami

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently learned about origami.

 

Students in Jo Ann Harris’s class recently watched “Kubo and the Two Strings” about a Japanese boy who makes magical origami creations.

 

CMS fifth-graders Ashton Davis, at left, and Xavier Florez make their cranes.

CMS fourth-graders draft field day teams

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are gearing up for field day.

 

Field day is set for Monday, May 15, and students will compete against each other in several events.

 

Fourth-grade students recently divided up into teams.

 

Because the fourth-grade leadership classes don’t have equal numbers of students, students were drafted in equal numbers.

 

CMS fourth-grader Kanan Bruce draws a name during the field day draft.

CMS baseball team selling drinks as fundraiser

 

Campbellsville Middle School baseball team is selling cases of drinks as a fundraiser.

 

The drinks are $18 a case.

 

CMS Baseball Drinks Fundraiser

CMS girls’ basketball team selling Yeti cups

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team is selling Yeti cups as a fundraiser.

 

The cups are 30 ounces and cost $20 each.

 

CMS Girls' Basketball Yeti Cups

CMS track teams compete in CKMSAC meet

 

Campbellsville Middle School track team competed in the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference track meet on Monday, May 1, in Green County.

 

In girls’ action, seventh-grader Kitana Taylor finished first in the 100-meter dash and second in the 200.

 

CMS sixth-grader Levi Dicken finished fifth in shot put.

CMS art students learn about pottery

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently learned about pottery.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s class, students discussed how artists use clay to make various objects.

 

CMS sixth-grader Zamar Owens paints his pot.

CMS students take aim with archery

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned how to shoot a bow and arrow.

 

In Weston Jones’s physical education class, students have been introduced to archery as a sport.

 

CMS fourth-grader Bronson Cox, at left, and Chase Gabehart take aim.

CMS yearbooks now available

 

Campbellsville Middle School yearbooks have arrived.

 

Yearbooks for the 2016-2017 are now available for pick up and purchase at the CMS library.

 

Those who pre-ordered yearbooks can pick them up during seventh period or after school.

 

CMS Yearbooks 2016-2017

CMS softball team defeats Green County

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball team defeated Green County on Wednesday, April 19.

 

In the A game, CMS came from behind to win by a score of 6-5.

 

And in the B game, CMS crushed Green County by a score of 13-1.

 

CMS sixth-grader Mary Russell jumps to avoid the ball.

CMS softball team defeats Adair County

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball team defeated Adair County on Thursday, April 13.

 

In the A game, CMS fought hard but lost by a score of 8-9.

 

But in the B game, CMS easily defeated Adair County by a score of 11-2.

 

CMS sixth-grader Bri Hayes gets an out at second.

CMS teacher nominated for Educator of the Year award

 

Campbellsville Middle School teacher Katie Campbell is one of the top teachers in Taylor County.

 

Campbell, an exceptional child educator at CMS, is one of four teachers nominated for this year’s Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year award.

 

The nominees were honored at the Chamber’s annual banquet on Thursday, April 27.

 

Katie Campbell, an exceptional child educator at CMS, is one of four teachers nominated for this year’s Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year award. The nominees were honored at the Chamber’s annual banquet on Thursday, April 27. From left are Campbell’s husband Justin, Campbell and her parents, Judy and Glenn VonHandorf.

CMS students ready to ‘take a bite’ out of state testing

 

Campbellsville Middle School students have been preparing for upcoming state standardized testing.

 

Fourth-grade students have been preparing to “take a bite out of K-PREP” by coloring paper watermelons and decorating their hallways.

 

CMS fourth-grader Aiden Eastridge colors his watermelon.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of May 1.

 

From left, front, are fifth-grader Alexis Sharp and fourth-graders Kyra Parker and Gabriel Noyola. Back, eighth-graders Hannah Keith and Taylor Knight, seventh-grader Tayler Thompson and sixth-graders Wesley Reynolds and Whitney Frashure.

CMS students to be honored at end-of-the-year events

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are preparing for the end of the school year.

 

And CMS eighth-graders are preparing to become Campbellsville High School freshmen.

 

This year’s eighth-grade recognition ceremony will be Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Auditorium.

 

Eighth-graders will celebrate together that evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Phillips Lanes Bowling Alley.

 

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CMS girls’ basketball tryouts set for May 3

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball tryouts for the 2017-2018 school year have been scheduled.

 

Tryouts will be Wednesday, May 3, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Campbellsville Elementary School gymnasium.

 

Transportation will be provided from CMS to the CES gym.

 

Campbellsville Middle School

CMS track team picks up wins in Green County

 

Campbellsville Middle School track team picked up several wins at a meet in Green County on Monday, April 24.

 

Seventh-grader Kitana Taylor finished third in the 100-meter dash and seventh in the 200-meter dash.

 

Aun Daya Coleman, also a seventh-grader, finished fifth in the 100-meter dash and sixth in the 200.

 

Campbellsville Middle School track team picked up several wins at a meet in Green County on Monday, April 24. Seventh-grader Kitana Taylor, at right, finished third in the 100-meter dash and seventh in the 200-meter dash.

CMS students raise money for cancer research

 

Campbellsville Middle School seventh-graders Olivia Fields and Karley Morris recently helped raise money for children’s cancer research.

 

On Saturday, April 22, Fields and Morris participated in the “Color to Conquer” race.

 

All money from entry fees and donations collected will go toward the community’s annual St. Baldrick's fundraiser to support children's cancer research.

 

Campbellsville Middle School seventh-graders Karley Morris, at left, and Olivia Fields recently helped raise money for children’s cancer research by participating in the community’s “Color to Conquer” run. At the beginning of the race, their shirts were white. But at the end, the shirts were very colorful.

CMS baseball team blanks Adair County

 

Campbellsville Middle School baseball team recently defeated Adair County.

 

In the A game, CMS won by a score of 10-0.

 

Eighth-grader Tristin Faulkner pitched four innings, allowing no walks and striking out six.

 

CMS seventh-grader Seth Hash pitches a four-inning shutout.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of April 24.

 

From left are fourth-grader Jaxon Garrett, sixth-grader BreAnna Humphress, eighth-grader Chloe Cox, fourth-grader Kaylyn Lawson, seventh-grader Xierra Underwood and fifth-grader Kaden Bloyd.

CMS to host dance

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host a dance on Friday, April 21.

 

The dance will be for all CMS students, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

 

Campbellsville Middle School

CMS students learn about nutrition

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned about nutrition in their physical education class.

 

In Weston Jones’s class, students spend several weeks learning about health and then several weeks doing physical activity.

 

Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students recently learned about having a balanced and healthy diet.

 

CMS physical education teacher Weston Jones talks to fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders about the importance of a healthy and balanced diet.

CHS track teams pick up wins

 

Campbellsville High School track teams have picked up several wins this season.

 

In the first meet of the season, on Thursday, March 16, in Green County, the girls’ team finished in fifth place.

 

CHS freshman Taliyah Hazelwood finished first in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

 

CHS freshman Jasmine Coro gets ready to run.

CMS to host book fair

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host a book fair this week and next.

 

The book fair will be in the school’s media center and begins on Wednesday, April 19, and will end Tuesday, April 25, at noon.

 

Campbellsville Middle School

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of April 17.

 

In front is fourth-grader Tyler Haulk. From left, back, are eighth-grader MaKala Hammett, seventh-grader Caden Cowherd and fifth-grader Kiara Graves. Absent from the photo is sixth-grader Tyler Booth.

CMS students learn about fractions

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are learning how to add and subtract fractions.

 

In Garnetta Murrell’s fourth-grade math class, students are discussing mixed numerals and fractions.

 

CMS fifth-grade teacher Garnetta Murrell helps Anna Floyd add fractions.

CMS students to attend Rogers Explorers program

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders Abi Wiedewitsch and John Orberson have been chosen to attend the Rogers Explorers program this summer.

 

The Rogers Explorers program is an intensive three-day, two-night program focused on cultivating skills in leadership, technology, math, science and community service. It is developed, coordinated and supervised by The Center for Rural Development.

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders Abi Wiedewitsch, at left, and John Orberson have been chosen to attend the Rogers Explorers program this summer.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of April 10.

 

From left are seventh-grader Brice Spaw, sixth-grader Liberty Albrecht, eighth-grader Kameron Smith, fifth-grader Lexi Garvin and fourth-grader Andrew Mardis.

CMS students honored at luncheon

 

Campbellsville Middle School student leaders were recently honored with a luncheon.

 

Students named Leaders of the Week in the months of February and March were honored with a special pizza lunch.

 

The students’ parents were also invited to the luncheon, and adult Lighthouse Team member and seventh-grade teacher Tammy Hash introduced each of the student leaders and read why they were chosen for the Leader of the Week honor.

 

CMS student leaders are treated to a special pizza lunch.

CMS students honored at luncheon

 

Campbellsville Middle School student leaders were recently honored with a luncheon.

 

Students named Leaders of the Week in the months of December, January and February were honored with a special lunch, and Lighthouse Team members spoke to them about leadership.

 

CMS student leaders are treated to a pizza lunch.

CMS students learn about the states of matter

 

Campbellsville Middle School fifth-graders are learning about the states of matter.

 

In Donna White’s science class, students are learning about gases, solids and liquids.

 

During a recent class activity, students studied the difference in physical and chemical changes, and mixtures and solutions.

 

CMS fifth-graders, from left, Angelica Seng, Lexi Garvin and Alexis Sharp separate their mixture of snack foods.

CMS students learn about relationships

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned about healthy relationships.

 

Katie Wash, health educator I at Taylor County Health Department, came to CMS to talk to students about dating and friendship relationships.

 

Wash talked to students about how trust, honesty and communication are important in any relationship.

 

Katie Wash, health educator I at Taylor County Health Department, recently spoke to CMS students about healthy dating and friendship relationships, and asked students to act out some scenarios to learn the best way to communicate in them.

CMS students learn to play the ukulele

 

Campbellsville Middle School music students are learning to play the ukulele.

 

CMS music teacher Jessica Floyd recently purchased ukuleles with money donated in a Donors Choose campaign.

 

CMS seventh-grader Serenity Ford plays a chord on the ukulele.

CMS students draw themselves

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently drew themselves using a new art technique.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art class, students are learning about foreshortening.

 

CMS fourth-grader Simon Wilkerson traces his shoes so he can draw himself using the foreshortening technique.

CMS students study geometry

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders are learning about geometry.

 

In Garnetta Murrell’s class, students were recently introduced to some geometry terms such as lines, line segments, rays, points and parallel, intersecting and perpendicular lines.

 

CMS fourth-graders Kenya Bridgewater, at left, and Rowan Petett make geometric shapes with marshmallows and pretzels.

CMS students learn about Morse, binary codes

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders recently learned about different types of codes people use to communicate.

 

Students in Samantha Coomer’s science class are learning about Morse code and binary code.

 

They watched a video of a man who was being interviewed, but used his eyes to blink a message for help in Morse code.

 

CMS fourth-grader Zhi Chen deciphers a binary code to reveal the word “apples.”

CMS, CHS students win conservation art awards

 

Campbellsville middle and high school students recently won awards for their entries in Taylor County Conservation District’s annual art and writing contest.

 

CMS art winners are, from left, fifth-graders Karlie Cox, Ava Hughes and Lillee Byrne, who are classroom winners, and Taylor County Conservation District Board Member Barry Smith. Byrne was also the overall winner for her school.     CMS writing winners are, from left, seventh-graders Riley Rainwater, Savannah Gumm and Adin Hunt, sixth-grader Konner Forbis and seventh-grader Grant Lawson, who are all classroom winners. In back are Taylor County Conservation District Board Member Barry Smith and Steven Gumm, who is Hunt’s teacher. Hunt was the overall winner for his school and county runner-up. Savannah Gumm was the second-place winner for her school, and Rainwater was third.     CHS sophomore Brandon Greer, at right, won the writing contest for his school and received his awards from Taylor County Conservation District Board Member Barry Smith, center. Greer’s teacher Ben Davis, at left, won a $50 prize.

CMS fourth-grader wins ribbons at talk meet

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-grader Averi Perkins competed and won an award at this year’s Taylor County 4-H Talk Meet on Tuesday, March 28.

 

Perkins scored higher than a 80 in the 9-year-old competition and received a blue ribbon, which is the top ribbon given.

 

CMS fourth-grader Averi Perkins was named reserve champion in the 9-year-old category of this year’s Taylor County 4-H Talk Meet.

CIS students attend Friends of Scouting breakfast

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students attended the Taylor County Friends of Scouting breakfast on Wednesday, March 29, at Campbellsville University.

 

Campbellsville Elementary School third-graders Grayson Dooley and Aidan Phillips and Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders Zeke Harris and Noah Leachman attended the breakfast, which was hosted to raise money for local Boy Scouts.

 

From left, Campbellsville Elementary School third-grader Grayson Dooley, Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders Zeke Harris and Noah Leachman and third-grader Aidan Phillips pose for a photo with former University of Kentucky basketball player Cameron Mills.

CMS choir students present spring show

 

Campbellsville Middle School choir students presented their spring variety show on Sunday, March 26, entitled “Madness in the Middle.”

 

Fourth- and fifth-grade choir members performed several selections, and sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students presented musical selections, dances and comedic interludes.

 

CMS eighth-grader Jasmine Mitchell performs “Heathens.”

CMS students win awards at KUNA

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently attended the KUNA convention and brought home some awards.

 

CMS Y-Club members attended the Kentucky United Nations Assembly on March 19-21 at Crown Plaza in Louisville.

 

Campbellsville High School freshmen Zaria Cowan and Cole Kidwell also attended KUNA and served in leadership roles.

 

Cowan was president of the United Nations General Assembly, and Kidwell served as president of the Security Council. They were elected at last year’s KUNA events.

 

CMS students dress for their presentation about Greece. From left, front, are eighth-grader Chloe Bennett, sixth-graders Graci Crews and Briana Davis, eighth-grader Kaylee Reynolds, seventh-grader Tayler Thompson and eighth-grader Clark Kidwell. Second row, eighth-grader Devan Keith and sixth-graders Wesley Reynolds and Mary Russell. In back is eighth-grader Zaquan Cowan.

CMS students named to honor roll

 

Campbellsville Middle School students were recently named to the honor roll for the third nine-week grading period of the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Students who have GPAs ranging from 3.0 to 4.0 are included in the list.

CMS students named to honor roll

 

Campbellsville Middle School students were recently named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Students who have GPAs ranging from 3.0 to 4.0 are included in the list.

CMS baseball team defeats Casey, Marion counties

 

Campbellsville Middle School baseball team recently defeated Casey and Marion counties.

 

On Tuesday, March 21, CMS picked up two wins against Casey County. Final score of A game was 11-4. In the B game, CMS won by a score of 5-2.

 

CMS defeated Marion County on Wednesday, March 22. Final score of the A game was 6-3. And the CMS team battled hard in the B game, but lost by a score of 3-4.

 

CMS eighth-grader Kameron Smith slides into home plate.

CMS softball team takes on Russell County

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball team recently took on Russell County.

 

The team couldn’t pull out a win in the A game, but won by the B game by a score of 6-1.

 

CMS seventh-grader Olivia Fields smiles as her dad, assistant coach Joey Fields, talks to her after a hit.

CMS softball team defeats Casey County

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball team defeated Casey County recently.

 

Final score of the A game was 12-1.

 

And the CMS team won the B game by a score of 5-2.

 

CMS sixth-grader Bri Hayes pitches.

CMS volleyball team defeats Casey County

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball teams took on Casey County on Tuesday, March 21, for the last regular season game.

 

The seventh-grade squad defeated Casey County by a score of 2-0.

 

Despite battling to a third game, CMS eighth-graders couldn’t get the win. Final score was 1-2.

 

CMS eighth-grader Taylor Knight hits the ball.

CMS students take learning outside

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently took their learning outside the classroom.

 

Students in Steven Gumm’s seventh-grade science class are studying electricity and magnetism.

 

CMS seventh-graders Serenity Ford, at left, and Cailet Clark study together.

CMS students enjoy reading

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are enjoying reading together.

 

In Steven Gumm’s leveled reading class, students are reading “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis.

 

When finished, students will watch the movie based on the book, which was released in 2005.

 

From left, CMS sixth-grader Kaydon Taylor and seventh-graders Alexis Thomas and Autumn Brown read together.

CMS, CHS students attend high school journalism workshop

 

Campbellsville middle and high school students attended the Campbellsville University Mass Communication Workshop on Thursday, March 23.

 

Campbellsville University’s Department of Mass Communication sponsors the event, which takes place on the CU campus.

 

Students attended workshop sessions to learn about broadcasting, graphic design, sports announcing, photojournalism, editing, film criticism, sports media, mass media ethics, screen acting, public relations, social media, copyediting and news announcing.

 

Campbellsville middle and high school students attending the Campbellsville University Mass Communication Workshop are, from left, front eighth-graders Chloe Garrett, Kaylee Reynolds and Taylor Knight and seniors Jaleel Cowan, Logan Brown and Jared Brewster. Back, senior Vera Brown, sophomore Andrea Bryant and seniors Shauna Jones, Blair Lamb, Kyrsten Hill and Laura Lamb. CHS junior Austin Fitzgerald is absent from the photo.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of March 27.

 

From left are seventh-grader Rylee Petett, sixth-grader Kaydon Taylor, eighth-grader John Orberson and fourth-grader Mackenzie Negron. Not pictured is fifth-grader Conner Rinehart.

CMS volleyball players honored

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade volleyball players were honored on Tuesday, March 21.

 

This year’s team features eight eighth-graders, including Laci Hodgens, Zoie Sidebottom, Anna Clara Moura, Taylor Knight, Kaylee Reynolds, Carly Adams, Chloe Garrett and Alanna Atwood.

 

CMS eighth-grade volleyball players are honored for their dedication and hard work this season. From left are coach Shajuana Ditto, Chloe Garrett, Laci Hodgens, Carly Adams, Kaylee Reynolds, Taylor Knight, Alanna Atwood, Anna Clara Moura, Zoie Sidebottom and coach Hailey Ogle.

CMS students learn to play water glasses

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are learning to play new instruments in their music class.

 

In Jessica Floyd’s class, students recently learned to play the water glasses.

 

CMS sixth-grader Ronin Smith plays the water glasses.

CMS students honor cafeteria workers

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently honored those who work in their school cafeteria.

 

CMS celebrated Cafeteria Appreciation Day on Monday, March 20.

 

CMS fifth-graders Kylee Cox, at left, and Alexis Sharp make Cafeteria Appreciation cards.

CHS girls’ basketball players receive awards

 

Campbellsville High School girls’ basketball players recently received awards for their hard work during the 2016-2017 season.

 

Players were honored for their dedication to their team during a banquet on Sunday, March 19.

 

Campbellsville High School girls’ basketball players recently received awards for their hard work during the 2016-2017 season. Players receiving awards are, from left, front, Campbellsville Middle School seventh-grader Lainey Watson, CHS freshman Katelyn Miller, CMS eighth-grader Catlyn Clausen, seventh-grader Bri Gowdy and eighth-grader Abi Wiedewitsch. Back, CHS juniors Vonnea Smith, Kiyah Barnett and Kayla Young and seniors Caylie Blair and Brenna Wethington.

CIS donates money, hair to St. Baldrick’s foundation

 

A group of Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students and administrators recently donated money – and their hair – to the St. Baldrick’s children’s cancer research foundation.

 

Two students and an administrator had their heads shaved on Saturday at the annual St. Baldrick’s Shaving for a Cure event.

 

And a Campbellsville Elementary School kindergartener got to help shave his dad’s head.

 

CES kindergartener Jackson Wright shaves his dad Jay’s head, with some help from hairstylist Shannon Lawson.

CMS volleyball players defeat Green County

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball players recently defeated Green County.

 

CMS seventh-graders defeated Green County on Thursday, March 16, by a score of 2-0.

 

The eighth-graders fought hard, but couldn’t get the win. Final score was 0-2.

 

CMS eighth-grader Zoie Sidebottom, at left, and seventh-grader Bri Gowdy get ready to hit the ball.

CMS volleyball teams defeat Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball teams swept Taylor County on Tuesday, March 14.

 

The seventh-graders defeated TCMS in two games.

 

TCMS eighth-graders battled CMS to a third game, but CMS was victorious by a final score of 2-1.

 

CMS eighth-grader Zoie Sidebottom celebrates her team’s win.

CMS art students draw imaginary worlds

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students were recently asked to draw an imaginary world.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s class, students were asked to draw their lockers as if they were open and inside was an alternative world.

 

CMS sixth-grader Zamar Owens draws the imaginary world inside his locker.

CMS students study waves

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders recently learned about waves.

 

Students in Samantha Coomer’s class recently learned that waves are repetitive motions, and there are many types of waves.

 

They also learned about amplitude and wavelength, and how to calculate them.

 

CMS fourth-graders Andrew Mardis, at left, and Logan England draw their wave.

CMS band students learn to play instruments

 

Campbellsville Middle School band students are learning to play musical instruments.

 

In Zach Shelton’s class, students have chosen instruments to practice and recently played a song to hear their progress.

 

From left, CMS seventh-grader Yash Patel and sixth-graders Brandon Nelson and Jasmine Daniels play the trumpet.

CMS choir students prepare for spring show

 

Campbellsville Middle School choir students are preparing for their spring show.

 

CMS choirs will present their show on Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at Campbellsville High School’s Hamilton Auditorium.

 

The performance is free and open to the public.

 

From left, CMS choir members Hayley Wethington, a seventh-grader, and eighth-graders Trinity Lobb, Noah Mardis and Natasha Combs practice choreography for their spring show.

CMS students make pasta salad

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders recently learned about nutrition and made their own pasta salad.

 

Jordan Stapp, 4-H program assistant at Taylor County Extension Office, recently spoke to students.

 

Stapp talked to students about the food groups – with a focus on grains – and how much food they should eat in a day and in a serving size.

 

CMS fourth-grader Landon Rakes adds carrots to the class’s pasta salad.

 

FRYSC to host volunteer training

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Center will host volunteer training and orientation on Thursday, April 13.

 

The training will be at the FRYSC Center, which is located at Campbellsville High School, at 2 p.m.

CMS students named Academic Achievers

 

Campbellsville Middle School students were recognized at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 13, for receiving Academic Achiever awards.

 

CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes said, through the Leader in Me process, teachers and administrators are working with students to set goals for themselves.

 

“For some, it has been through academics, and, through some, it is just personal goals to help them become what we call ‘a better you,’” she said.

 

Campbellsville Middle School students were recognized at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 13, for receiving Academic Achiever awards. From left are sixth-graders Destiny Hicks and Mikeala Scharbrough, seventh-graders Zachary Underwood and Kaylyn Smith, fourth-graders Lilyan Murphy and Zeke Harris, eighth-grader Zaquan Cowan and fifth-graders Tashaun Hart and KyAshia Mitchell. Absent from the photo are eighth-graders Taylor Whaley and Sheddy Taylor.

CMS custodian receives Dare to Soar award

 

Campbellsville Middle School custodian Daryl Ford has received this month’s Dare to Soar award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton made the presentation at the Campbellsville Board of Education’s regular meeting on Monday, March 13.

 

In reading a letter nominating Ford for the award, Deaton said Ford goes above and beyond each and every day he is working at CMS.

 

“He is simply not a custodian, but a mentor to the students at CMS and I am glad I can call him my friend,” Deaton read.

 

CMS custodian Daryl Ford, at left, received the Dare to Soar award at the Campbellsville Board of Education’s regular meeting on Monday, March 13. Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton made the presentation.

CHS media center named for former employee, lifelong ‘Eagle’

 

Her days of wearing high heels and walking to the post office might be over. But Anne Fraim says she will always be an Eagle.

 

Wearing her purple and gold, as she always does, she listened as her friends and family spoke about how much they love her.

 

And she couldn’t help but smile.

 

Campbellsville High School named its media center for lifetime Eagle and long-time employee and school supporter Anne Fraim on Monday, March 6.

 

Former CHS employee Anne Fraim poses for a photo outside the newly dedicated Anne Fraim Media Center.

CMS volleyball team defeats Hart County

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball team defeated Hart County on Thursday, March 9.

 

Seventh-graders won by a score of 2-1.

 

And eighth-graders also won, by a final score of 2-0.

 

CMS eighth-grader Laci Hodgens guards the net.

CMS volleyball team defeats Russell County

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball team defeated Russell County on Tuesday, March 7.

 

Seventh-graders defeated Russell County by a score of 2-0.

 

The eighth-grade squad fought hard and battled Russell County to a third game, but couldn't get the win. Final score was 1-2.

 

CMS eighth-grader Zoie Sidebottom serves.

CMS volleyball team defeats Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball team defeated Taylor County on Monday, March 6.

 

Final score was 2-0 in the seventh-grade match, and eighth-graders won by a score of 2-1.

 

CMS volleyball players talk during a time out.

CMS volleyball teams defeat Metcalfe County

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball teams defeated Metcalfe County on Thursday, March 2.

 

Final score of the seventh-grade match up was 2-1.

 

And the CMS eighth-graders won by a score of 2-0.

 

CMS seventh-grader Rylee Petett serves.

CMS volleyball teams defeat Adair County

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball teams defeated Adair County on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

 

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade squads won by scores of 2-0.

 

CMS seventh-grader Kaylyn Smith serves.

CMS students study economics, form assembly lines

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-graders recently studied economics, and experienced working in an assembly line firsthand.

 

In Farrah Hord’s social studies classes, students discussed how businesses produce products for their customers.

 

To get a firsthand look at the subject, Hord asked her students to become workers at their own factory.

 

CMS sixth-graders make bracelets while wearing zip lock bags for gloves and bags as head gear.

CMS students hatch baby chick

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently witnessed the birth of a baby chick.

 

In Amy Knifley’s eighth-grade science classes, students have learned about how baby chickens are born.

 

Knifley placed several eggs inside an incubator to let students see the process. Each day, students checked the humidity and temperature inside the incubator.

 

CMS eighth-grader MaKala Hammett holds a baby chick.

CMS art students study Monet

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students are studying Monet, and making their own watercolor artwork inspired by his style.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art class, students are learning about impressionism.

 

CMS sixth-grader Levi Dicken, at left, and fifth-grader Kendra Coulter paint their Monet-inspired artwork.

CMS students join AR Points Club

 

Campbellsville Middle School students were recently honored for joining the school’s AR Points Club.

 

Accelerated Reader is a motivational program used to help students with reading skills.

 

Students read books and answer questions about them. The student is awarded points based on how many questions they answer correctly on the quiz.

 

Pictured are new members of the 25-point AR Club.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of March 13.

 

From left are seventh-grader Cailet Clark, fifth-grader Jesse King, fourth-grader J. J. Curley, eighth-grader Natasha Combs and sixth-grader Haley Gutierrez.

CMS students help organize local shoe drive

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are helping a local organization collect shoes for people in need.

 

As a service project, CMS sixth-graders are working with the Sports Reach sports ministry organization to send shoes to people in the United States and other countries.

 

Campbellsville University and Lindsey Wilson College students, along with local churches, are collecting shoes to donate.

 

CMS sixth-graders sort through shoes.

CMS music students learn to play ‘Radioactive’

 

Campbellsville Middle School music students are learning to play percussion instruments and will soon record their own music video.

 

Students in Jessica Floyd’s sixth- through eighth-grade music class are learning to play the song “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons.

 

CMS eighth-grader Tyreece Washington, at left, and seventh-grader Dalvian Thornton play “Radioactive” on the drums.

CMS academic team members finish seventh at region competition

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth- and fifth-grade academic team members finished in seventh place at region competition.

 

At the District Governor’s Cup competition on Saturday, Feb. 11, all CMS team members won awards to advance to region competition.

 

Region competition was Saturday, March 4, at Clinton County Middle School.

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth- and fifth-grade academic team members finished in seventh place overall at region competition and fourth place in quick recall. From left, front, are fourth-grader Zeke Harris and fifth-graders Caleb Holt and Angelica Seng. Back, fifth-graders Kayden Birdwell, Isaac Garrison, Layla Steen, Karlie Cox, Ryan Grubbs and Brianna Dobson and coach Samantha Coomer. Absent from the photo are fourth-graders Logan England and Gabriel Noyola.

CMS, CHS student artwork on display

 

Campbellsville middle and high school students are displaying their artwork at Taylor County Public Library.

 

In honor of March being Youth Art Month, the library is displaying work made in Jo Ann Harris’s middle and high school art classes.

 

The exhibit will be featured at the library through Friday, March 17.

 

Artwork by, from left, CMS seventh-grader Rylee Petett, CHS freshman Shelby Hunt and freshman Gavin Johnson and junior Jenny Lantz is on display at the Taylor County Public Library.

CMS, CHS student artwork on display

 

Campbellsville middle and high school students are displaying their artwork at Taylor County Public Library.

 

In honor of March being Youth Art Month, the library is displaying work made in Jo Ann Harris’s middle and high school art classes.

 

The exhibit will be featured at the library through Friday, March 17.

 

Artwork by, from left, CMS seventh-grader Rylee Petett, CHS freshman Shelby Hunt and freshman Gavin Johnson and junior Jenny Lantz is on display at the Taylor County Public Library.

CMS, CHS student artwork on display

 

Campbellsville middle and high school students are displaying their artwork at Taylor County Public Library.

 

In honor of March being Youth Art Month, the library is displaying work made in Jo Ann Harris’s middle and high school art classes.

 

The exhibit will be featured at the library through Friday, March 17.

 

Artwork by, from left, CMS seventh-grader Rylee Petett, CHS freshman Shelby Hunt and freshman Gavin Johnson and junior Jenny Lantz is on display at the Taylor County Public Library.

CMS names class superlative winners

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently announced its superlative winners for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Students are elected to represent their class in several categories.

 

This year’s Mr. and Miss Eagle, who are chosen by the entire CMS student body, are eighth-graders Kenzi Forbis and Arren Hash. 

 

This year’s Mr. and Miss Eagle, who are chosen by the entire CMS student body, are eighth-graders Kenzi Forbis and Arren Hash.

CMS students learn to make muffins

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned to make muffins.

 

Taylor County Extension Agent for 4-H/Youth Development Amanda Sublett and program assistant Jordan Stapp recently taught fifth-graders how to make homemade muffins.

 

CMS fifth-graders Ethan Cox, at left, and Jaylie Moore mix ingredients.

CMS art students study Georgia O’Keeffe

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently studied artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s work.

 

O’Keeffe is known for her large paintings of flowers.

 

CMS seventh-grader Karley Morris colors her flower drawing.

CMS students hosts Art Museum

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently hosted an Art Museum to display projects they made in their drama class.

 

Campbellsville High School teacher Tyler Hardy asked his students to select and research an artist, from any time period.

 

Students then reproduced a piece of the artist’s work.

 

CMS sixth-graders Mary Russell, at left, and Haylee Allen display their artwork.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of March 6.

 

From left are eighth-grader Alanna Atwood, fifth-grader Piper Ritchie, sixth-grader Davanna Reardon, fourth-grader Kylee Sowders and seventh-grader Kitana Taylor.

CMS students chosen for WKU honors band

 

Campbellsville Middle School seventh-graders Riley Rainwater and Skyler Olinski have been chosen to participate in an honors band clinic.

 

Rainwater and Olinski have been selected to play clarinet at the Western Kentucky University middle school honors band clinic.

 

Campbellsville Middle School seventh-graders Skyler Olinski, at left, and Riley Rainwater have been chosen to participate in the Western Kentucky University honors band clinic.

CMS baseball, softball seasons begin soon

 

Campbellsville Middle School baseball and softball seasons will begin soon.

 

This year’s CMS softball team includes, from left, front, sixth-grader Brooklyn Taylor, seventh-grader Alexis Thomas, sixth-grader Bri Hayes, seventh-grader Olivia Fields and sixth-graders Briana Davis, Graci Crews and Jade Wheeler. Second row, seventh-grader Isabella Vannice, sixth-graders Alissa Lofton, Alexis Byers and Haylee Allen and fifth-graders CheyAnn Edwards and Karlie Cox. Back, sixth-grader Asia Barbour, seventh-grader Karley Morris, sixth-graders Dakota Slone, Mary Russell and Breanna Humphress, eighth-grader Kaylee Reynolds and fourth-grader Piper Maggard.     This year’s CMS baseball team includes, from left, front, sixth-graders Hayden Jones, Weston Mattingly, Chase Hord, Konner Forbis, Bryce Newton and Kaydon Taylor. Second row, seventh-graders Logan Phillips, Jarred Mays, Waylon Franklin, Bryson Karr, Peyton Dabney and Seth Hash. Back, coaches Lynn Kearney and Daniel Forbis, eighth-graders Clark Kidwell, Blase Wheatley, Kameron Smith, Tristin Faulkner, Reggie Thomas and Jastyn Shively and coaches Brett Lowell and George Boyd.

CMS students donate to homeless shelter

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-grade students recently collected items to donate to the local homeless shelter.

 

Campbellsville University education student Dylan Quinn is completing student teaching in Farrah Hord’s sixth-grade classes.

 

Quinn recently led a leadership project to help students learn about giving back to the community and helping others.

 

CMS sixth-graders recently collected items to donate Green River Ministries, the local homeless shelter. From left, front, are GRM Executive Director Shirley Cheatham, sixth-graders Daniel Forbis, Cameron Mahan, Alexis Byers, Tonya Parker, Alyssa Orberson and Jasmine Daniels and teacher Farrah Hord. Back, student teacher Dylan Quinn, GRM Board member Pam Tennant, sixth-graders Nate Mitchell, Wesley Reynolds, Haylee Allen, Bri Hayes, Aubrey Young and Damon Johnson and GRM Social Worker Kim Davis.

CMS students expand vocabulary

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are working hard to expand their vocabularies.

 

In Farrah Hord’s leadership class, students recently played Apples to Apples to learn new words and their definitions, and how to use the words in sentences.

 

CMS students play Apples to Apples. Clockwise from left are seventh-grader Blake Settle, sixth-grader Brady Hoosier, seventh-grader Waylon Franklin and fifth-grader Alex Martinez play the game with their classmates.

CMS students perform random acts of kindness

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-graders recently performed random acts of kindness for the teachers and administrators in their school.

 

As part of a Leader in Me grade level project, Farrah Hord’s leadership students delivered Valentine cards to several of their teachers and other school personnel.

 

CMS sixth-graders, from left, Briana Davis, Graci Crews, Bri Hayes and Mary Russell deliver a Valentine to custodial worker Daryl Ford.

CMS art students study Van Gogh

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently studied Van Gogh’s artwork, and then drew their own work based on his style.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s class, students discussed how artists are often known for creating a series of work, such as Van Gogh’s many paintings of sunflowers.

 

From left, CMS fourth-grader Shyanna Young, sixth-grader Mikaela Scharbrough and fourth-grader Logan England color their sunflower drawings with oil pastels.

CMS volleyball team takes on Casey County

 

Campbellsville Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball teams traveled to Casey County on Thursday, Feb. 23.

 

Seventh-graders defeated Casey County, final score 2-0.

 

CMS seventh-grader Kaylyn Smith serves.

CMS volleyball season under way

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball season is under way.

 

So far this season, the team’s matches have been away, at Adair, Marion, Metcalfe, Russell, Hart, Green and Casey counties.

 

The team will take on Taylor County on Monday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. at Taylor County Middle School.

 

CMS will begin its home matches on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Campbellsville High School gym. The team will play Adair County.

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball season is under way. From left, front, are eighth-graders Alanna Atwood, Autumn Harvey, Anna Clara Moura, Zoie Sidebottom, Taylor Knight, Chloe Garrett, Kaylee Reynolds and Natasha Combs. Back, fifth-graders Ava Hughes and Ellington Gowin, seventh-graders Gabby Skaggs, Aundaya Coleman, Myricle Gholston, Alexis Thomas, Sarah Adkins, Kaylyn Smith, Tayler Thompson, Lainey Watson and Rylee Petett and fifth-grader Chloe Thompson. Absent from the photo are eighth-graders Laci Hodgens and Carly Adams, seventh-grader Bri Gowdy and sixth-grader Breanna Humphress.

CHS senior speaks to CMS FCA group

 

Campbellsville High School senior Caroline McMahan recently delivered an inspirational message to Campbellsville Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes members.

 

McMahan spoke to students about God’s love, and how, while we are all different, God loves us all in the same way.

 

CHS senior Caroline McMahan asks students to join hands to see if any are the same.

CMS students have fun at Eagle Rally

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently enjoyed a day of fun during Eagle Rally.

 

Throughout the day, CMS students rotated to different stations, where they had played games, socialized and had fun together.

 

Students could play video games and Wii Dance, sing karaoke, have phone/electronic device time, paint their nails and play ping pong, board games and more.

 

CMS teacher Donna White paints fifth-grader Aaliyah Nunez’s nails.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Feb. 27.

 

From left are fifth-grader Luke McDonald, seventh-grader Kaylyn Smith, eighth-grader Paula Hoskins, fourth-grader Kate Billeter and sixth-grader Levi Dicken.

About 100 attend CMS student-led conferences

 

Campbellsville Middle School hosted student-led conferences on Monday, Feb. 13, with about 100 students and parents attending.

 

During the conferences, students discuss their grades with their parents and teachers.

 

CMS fourth-grade teachers, from left, Samantha Coomer, Maranda Wright, Kaye Agathen and Garnetta Murrell talk to a student about her grades.

CMS volleyball team selling pullovers

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball team is selling pullovers as a fundraiser.

 

The pullovers are Holloway brand and they are fitted.

 

Cost is $50.

 

CMS volleyball team selling pullovers

CMS ends Sweetheart Week with semi-formal dance


Campbellsville Middle School hosted several Sweetheart Week events last week, culminating with a semi-formal dance on Friday, Feb. 17.

 

CMS sixth-graders, from left, Olivia Fields, Breanna Humphress and Dakota Slone smile for the camera.

CMS fifth-graders learn cursive writing

 

Campbellsville Middle School fifth-graders are learning cursive writing.

 

Students spend time each day learning about science, math, reading and social studies, but recently began focusing on their penmanship.

 

One day each week in their leadership classes, fifth-graders practice writing cursive letters.

 

CMS fifth-grader Kayden Birdwell practices cursive writing.

CMS art students make koinobori

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students are making koinobori wind socks to celebrate a Japanese holiday.

 

In Japan, on Children’s Day, people fly carp-shaped wind socks known as koinobori. The carp, which can swim up waterfalls, is used as a symbol for the holiday because it represents strength and courage.

 

CMS fourth-grader Payton Releford paints her koinobori.

CMS celebrates boys’ basketball championship wins

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently celebrated its boys’ basketball team winning this year’s Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament championship.

 

The CMS boys’ eighth-grade basketball team ended its season last month with regular season and tournament championship wins.

 

CMS boys’ basketball players hold their trophy high.

CMS student wins grandparent essay contest

 

Campbellsville Middle School fifth-grader Tashaun Hart recently won a grandparent essay contest.

 

The contest is sponsored by the local Kentucky Retired Teachers Association chapter and the AARP.

 

Students are challenged to think and write about their relationships with their grandparents.

 

Campbellsville Middle School fifth-grader Tashaun Hart recently won a grandparent essay contest sponsored by the local Kentucky Retired Teachers Association chapter and the AARP. All CMS fifth-grade students entered the contest in Kaye Breeding’s reading/language arts class. Hart was chosen as the CMS winner and received a $25 cash prize.

CMS hosts Sweetheart Week events

 

Campbellsville Middle School is hosting several Sweetheart Week events this week, leading up to the annual semi-formal dance on Friday, Feb. 17.

 

The school had dress-up days each day this week. Students paid $1 each day to participate.

 

CMS fourth-grader Mellany Parker dresses for Thrift Shop Finds Day.

CMS art students illustrate haikus

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently wrote their own haikus and then illustrated them.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art class, students wrote their own haikus, which are three-line poems that don’t always rhyme.

 

CMS fifth-graders Ellington Gowin, at left, and Mollie Bailey illustrate their haikus.

CMS art students design graffiti tags

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently designed their own graffiti tags.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art classes, students are studying whether they believe graffiti is art and learning about graffiti-style art made popular by many artists.

 

CMS sixth-graders Leah Parker, at left, and Adrianna Sluder paint their graffiti tags.

CMS hosts Sweetheart Week events

 

Campbellsville Middle School is hosting several Sweetheart Week events this week, leading up to the annual semi-formal dance on Friday.

 

The school will have dress-up days each day this week. Students must pay $1 each day to participate.

 

CMS sixth-graders Mary Russell, at left, and Bri Hayes dress for Dynamic Duo Day.

FRYSC to host volunteer training

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Center will host volunteer training and orientation on Friday, March 10.

 

The training will be at the FRYSC Center, which is located at Campbellsville High School, at 10 a.m.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Feb. 20.

 

From left are seventh-grader Tezon Mitchell, eighth-grader Laci Hodgens and fifth-grader Chase Lawless. Fourth-grader Rowan Petett and sixth-grader Dakota Slone aren’t pictured.

CMS teacher receives Dare to Soar award

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade teacher Robbilyn Speer has received this month’s Dare to Soar award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton made the presentation at the Campbellsville Board of Education’s regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 13.

 

In reading Speer’s nomination letter, Deaton said she is a leader, mentor, selfless giver of time and energy, eager to learn and improve, a team player and a true eagle.

 

CMS eighth-grade teacher Robbilyn Speer received the Dare to Soar award at the Campbellsville Board of Education’s regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 13. Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton made the presentation.

Campbellsville Independent Schools raising money for Relay for Life

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Relay for Life team is selling t-shirts to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

 

Four designs are available.

 

The designs feature a heart designed by the Campbellsville High School National Art Honor Society, with the lettering I heart CES, I heart CMS, I heart CHS and I heart Eagles.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools raising money for Relay for Life

CMS academic team members advance to region competition

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth- and fifth-grade academic team members have advanced to region competition.

 

At the District Governor’s Cup competition on Saturday, Feb. 11, all CMS team members won awards that will advance them to the next competition.

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth- and fifth-grade academic team members have advanced to region competition. At the District Governor’s Cup competition on Saturday, Feb. 11, all CMS team members won awards that will advance them to the next competition. From left, front, are fourth-grader Logan England, fifth-graders Caleb Holt, Angelica Seng and Karlie Cox and fourth-graders Gabriel Noyola and Zeke Harris. Back, fifth-graders Brianna Dobson, Kayden Birdwell, Isaac Garrison, Ryan Grubbs and Layla Steen and coach Samantha Coomer.

CMS hosts Sweetheart Week events

 

Campbellsville Middle School is hosting several Sweetheart Week events this week, leading up to the annual semi-formal dance on Friday.

 

The school will have dress-up days each day this week. Students must pay $1 each day to participate.

 

CMS fourth-grader Mellany Parker dresses for TV and Movie Character Day.      CMS fifth-grader Brianna Dobson dresses for TV and Movie Character Day.

CMS fourth-graders celebrate 100th day of school

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-grade students recently celebrated the 100th day of school.

 

CMS students celebrated being 100 days smarter on Thursday, Jan. 27.

 

In Garnetta Murrell’s class, students practiced their math skills by counting 100 rubber bands and then placing them in equal groups.

 

CMS fourth-grade teacher Garnetta Murrell asks her students how many piles of 10 she needs to have a total of 100 rubber bands.

CMS basketball team selling championship shirts

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team is selling season and tournament championship shirts.

 

The team won the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championship this season.

 

CMS BB Chamipionship Shirts Front     CMS BB Chamipionship Shirts Back

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Feb. 13.

 

From left are fifth-grader Allie Sumners, sixth-grader Damon Johnson and seventh-grader Lainey Watson. Not pictured are fourth-grader Anna Floyd and eighth-grader Nick Drew.

CMS students make s’mores

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently made s’mores in their language arts classes.

 

In Paige Cook’s eighth-grade classes, students are studying how to write introductory paragraphs.

 

Cook compared the paragraphs to s’mores.

 

CMS eighth-grade language arts teacher Paige Cook, at left, helps students Branson Wilcoxson, center, and Raj Patel make their s’mores.

CMS art students study Kandinsky

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are studying abstract artwork created by Wassily Kandinsky.

 

Kandinsky is credited with painting one of the first abstract pieces of art. He also painted using concentric circles featuring many bright colors.

 

To demonstrate their skills, CMS students in Jo Ann Harris’s art class were asked to make their own concentric circle artwork.

 

CMS fourth-grader Lily Sallee works on her concentric circle painting.

CMS student advances to state Governor’s Cup competition

 

Campbellsville Middle School academic team recently competed at region Governor’s Cup, and one student will advance to state competition.

 

At region competition, which was on Monday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Feb. 4, at Monroe County Middle School, eighth-grader Abi Wiedewitsch placed second in math and will now advance to the state competition.

 

CMS eighth-grader Abi Wiedewitsch placed second in math at the academic team region Governor’s Cup on Saturday, Feb. 4, and now advances to the state competition.

CMS to host sweetheart dance, dress-up days and decorating contest

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host a sweetheart dance on Friday, Feb. 17, and several other activities leading up to the dance.

 

The school will have dress-up days, starting on Monday, Feb. 13, and ending Thursday, Feb. 16.

 

The school will also host a hallway decorating contest, pitting each grade level against each other.

 

The theme is “love,” and hallways will be judged on Friday, Feb. 17.

 

The semi-formal dance will end the week on Friday, Feb. 17.

CHS tennis teams to host fundraiser

 

Campbellsville High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams will host a fundraiser at McDonald’s.

 

The teams will receive a portion of proceeds from inside orders on Tuesday, Feb. 7, evening.

 

McDonald's

CMS music teacher seeking donations, all money donated will be matched

 

Campbellsville Middle School music teacher Jessica Floyd is once again seeking donations to help purchase some instruments for her classroom.

 

And, for a limited time, all donations to her campaign will be matched.

 

Floyd created a Donors Choose campaign last July to receive donations to buy ukuleles for CMS students.

 

Campbellsville Middle School

CMS leadership students participate in team-building exercise

 

Campbellsville Middle School students participating in Campbellsville University’s leadership program recently had fun during a team-building exercise.

 

Students met at Campbellsville University and then divided into groups. They were asked to each tie a string around a marker.

 

Then, they selected a word that represents a leadership quality and were challenged to write the word with the marker, but only by holding the strings.

 

CMS eighth-graders Abi Wiedewitsch, at left, and Kenzi Forbis participate in the string team-building exercise.

CMS fourth-grade teachers teach at CES

 

Campbellsville Elementary School third-grade students had several special guest teachers recently – Campbellsville Middle School fourth-grade teachers.

 

CMS fourth-graders recently went on a field trip with their third-grade teachers from last year to celebrate their very high K-PREP scores from the 2015-2016 school year.

 

As a result, CMS fourth-grade teachers served as substitutes for the current third-grade students.

 

CMS fourth-grade teacher Kaye Agathen helps CES third-graders, from left, Alyssa Bennett, Jaron Johnson and McKailynn Grubaugh with a word search.

CMS to host canned food drive

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host a Souperbowl canned food drive to benefit the Taylor County Food Pantry.

 

The drive is from Monday, Feb. 6, through Friday, Feb. 10, and is a competition for the CMS leadership classes.

CHS FCA group to host prayer walk

 

Campbellsville High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes group will host a prayer walk on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 3:30 p.m.

 

The walk will begin in front of the CHS campus.

 

CHS FCA

CMS yearbooks on sale now

 

Campbellsville Middle School yearbooks are on sale now.

 

Yearbooks are $25 each and will be sold through Friday, Feb. 17. Money is due when ordering.

 

CMS Yearbook

FRYSC Advisory Council to meet

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Family Resource and Youth Services Center Advisory Council will have its regular meeting on Thursday, April 13, at noon.

CMS students study pop art

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are studying pop art, and making some of their own.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s classes, students are learning about pop artist Jim Dine.

 

Pop art, as Harris told her students, is art based on pop culture and the trends of the time period.

 

CMS fourth-grader Daniel Hellard colors his heart.

Former superintendent chosen as hall of fame inductee

 

Chuck Vaughn, a former Campbellsville Independent Schools superintendent, is this year’s Campbellsville High School inductee into the 5th Region Athletic Director’s Hall of Fame.

 

The CHS athletics department made the announcement on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

 

Vaughn is a Campbellsville native and a 1964 graduate of Campbellsville High School.

 

Chuck Vaughn

CMS Beta Club selling sweatshirts

 

Campbellsville Middle School Beta Club is selling inside out sweatshirts as a fundraiser.

 

Proceeds will be used to help pay the cost of attending this year’s Beta convention, with hopes of the club moving on to compete at nationals.

 

Sweatshirts are available as crew neck and hooded, and are made inside out.

 

CMS Beta Sweatshirts

CMS, CHS football coaches to host skills and fundamental training camp

 

Campbellsville middle and high school football coaches will host a skills and fundamental training camp for students interested in playing football.

 

The One Family, One Team, One Goal, One Dream camp is open to students of all ages, and is free for all student athletes.

 

CMS and CHS football coaches recently met with Campbellsville Elementary School students interested in participating in the One Family, One Team, One Goal, One Dream football camp, which begins Wednesday, Feb. 1.

CMS to host student-led conferences

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host student-led conferences on Monday, Feb. 13.

 

Conferences will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and teachers will be on hand to meet with students and parents to discuss grades.

FRYSC to host volunteer training

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Center will host volunteer training on Thursday, Feb. 9.

 

The training will be at the FRYSC Center, which is located at Campbellsville High School, at 9:30 a.m.

CMS girls’, boys’ basketball teams play in Eagle Classic

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-grade girls’ winter team and boys’ basketball team participated in the Eagle Classic youth basketball tournament on Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15, at Campbellsville High School.

 

CMS sixth-grade girls’ winter basketball team members are, from left, front, sixth-grader Dakota Slone, seventh-grader Olivia Fields and sixth-grader Briana Davis. Back, sixth-graders Breanna Humphress, Mary Russell, Haylee Allen, Asia Barbour and Bri Hayes. In back is coach Kathy England.     CMS sixth-grade boys’ basketball team received second place in the Eagle Classic youth tournament. From left, front, are Jason Jeffries, Chase Hord, Zamar Owens, Kaden Bloyd and Tashaun Hart. Back, coach Lynn Kearney, Deondre Weathers, Keondre Weathers, Konner Forbis, Kaydon Taylor and Ryan Grubbs.

CMS boys’ basketball team takes on Casey, Green in CKMSAC tournament

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ sixth-grade basketball team took on Casey and Green counties in the sixth-grade Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday, Jan. 21.

 

CMS defeated Green County in the first round of play, by a score of 38-29.

 

In the second round, CMS lost a very close game to Casey County, in two overtimes.

 

CMS sixth-grader Chase Hord runs to the basket.

CMS students learn about relationships

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned that just about all teenagers today feel pressure to fit in, but it’s more important for them to simply be themselves.

 

Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch recently talked to students about relationships with their teachers and classmates.

 

CMS Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch talks to seventh-graders about relationships in middle school, and how it’s important to not make others feel left out of the group.

CMS students work on book project

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are working together on a book project.

 

In their leveled reading class, students were recently divided into groups. Group members chose a book to read and then completed some worksheets to plan their project.

 

CMS fifth-grader Diego Noyola colors a scene from his book.

CMS students honored for high K-PREP scores

 

Campbellsville Middle School students were recently honored for their outstanding K-PREP scores from the 2015-2016 school year, and encouraged to perform even better on this year’s exams. 

 

During the school’s Eagle Rally Day on Friday, Jan. 20, students who showed growth in exam areas and scored proficient and distinguished on last year’s K-PREP exams were honored.

 

CMS eighth-graders are honored for scoring all proficient/distinguished on last school year’s K-PREP exams.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Jan. 30.

 

In front is fourth-grader Miley Hash. Back, from left, are sixth-grader Zamar Owens, seventh-grader Austin Jeffries and fifth-grader Leo Lamer. Eighth-grader Alex Lofton isn’t pictured.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Jan. 23.

 

From left are sixth-grader Chase Hord, fifth-grader Isaac Garrison, fourth-grader Ryan Shuck and seventh-grader Jaylin Napier. Eighth-grader Haley Lopez isn’t pictured.

CMS to begin after-school program

 

Campbellsville Middle School will begin its Extended School Services program on Monday, Feb. 6.

 

The program is for CMS students who will benefit from extra instruction from teachers.

 

Teachers refer students for the program, and students can ask to participate.

CMS boys’ basketball team wins championship, has perfect season

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team ended its season on Thursday, Jan. 26, with a championship win and a perfect season.

 

The team defeated Taylor County Middle School to take home the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference championship.

 

With the win, the team has now completed an undefeated season.

 

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CMS art students learn about the color wheel

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently learned about the color wheel and then made their own.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s classes, students learned that the color wheel tells which colors can be mixed together to make new colors.

 

CMS seventh-grader Darious Groves, at left, and eighth-grader Taylor Whaley paint their color wheel designs.

CMS students learn about body image

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned that, when it comes to who they are, they should always be themselves.

 

Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch recently talked to students about body image, and how some students might feel pressured to look a specific way.

 

CMS Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch talks to sixth-grade students about how it’s important that they have a healthy body image.

CMS eighth-grade basketball team advances to CKMSAC tournament championship

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team remains perfect this season and will take on Taylor County on Thursday, Jan. 26, for the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament championship.

 

CMS eighth-grader Tristin Faulkner plays defense.

CMS academic team members prepare for district competition

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth- and fifth-grade academic team members are preparing for the upcoming district Governor’s Cup competition.

 

The team’s quick recall group recently scrimmaged the Kentucky Christian Academy team.

 

CMS fifth-grader Caleb Holt listens to a question.

CMS students learn about American Revolution

 

Campbellsville Middle School fifth- and eighth-graders recently worked together to study the American Revolution.

 

Students in Jessica Lile’s fifth-grade class and Robbilyn Speer’s eighth-grade classes partnered to discuss the revolution and play tug of war to symbolize the battle between the British and the colonists.

 

CMS fifth-graders, led by Ava Hughes, pull the rope as they battle in tug of war.

CMS students win at Governor’s Cup competition

 

Campbellsville Middle School academic team competed at district Governor’s Cup on Saturday, Jan. 21, and brought home several awards.

 

As a result, seven students will advance to region competition.

 

CMS academic team members advancing to region competition are, from left, front, seventh-graders Peyton Dabney, Riley Rainwater and Bailey Stearman and eighth-grader Haley Lopez. Back, coach Steven Gumm, eighth-graders John Orberson and Abi Wiedewitsch and seventh-grader Kaylyn Smith.

CMS eighth-grade basketball team advances in CKMSAC tournament

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team remains perfect this season and advances to the second round of the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament.

 

On Friday, Jan. 20, the CMS seventh- and eighth-grade teams played Casey County in the first round of the tournament.

CMS boys’ eighth-grade basketball team finishes season undefeated

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team defeated Metcalfe County on Monday, Jan. 16, to end its regular season as undefeated.

 

Final score was 50-22.

 

Eighth-grader Tristin Faulkner had 17 points, and classmate John Orberson had 16.

 

CMS seventh-grader Brice Spaw battles for a rebound.

CMS boys’ eighth-grade basketball players honored

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball players were honored on Monday, Jan. 16, for their dedication to their team.

 

The team ended its regular season Monday night as undefeated.

 

CMS boys’ eighth-grade basketball players were honored on Monday, Jan. 16, before they ended the regular season as undefeated. From left, front, are Jastyn Shively, Blase Wheatley, Reggie Thomas, Saevon Buckner and Alex Lofton. Back, coach Joseph Taylor, Kameron Smith, Tristin Faulkner, John Orberson, Arren Hash and coach Lynn Kearney.

CMS students make balloon rockets

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are studying forces, and, to illustrate force, they made their own rockets.

 

In Donna White’s science classes, students recently studied how to make a rocket out of a balloon, string and tape.

 

CMS teacher Donna White talks with fifth-graders, from left, Brianna Atwood, Kewin Dong and Keely Thompson about their rocket.

CMS choir students prepare for spring show

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are preparing for their spring show.

 

CMS students will present their show on Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at Campbellsville High School’s Hamilton Auditorium.

 

It is free and open to the public.

 

From left, CMS seventh-graders Alexis Thomas and Myricle Gholston and eighth-grader Tierra Bridgewater practice their choreography.

CKMSAC basketball tournaments begin Thursday, Jan. 19

 

Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference boys’ basketball tournaments will begin on Thursday, Jan. 19.

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ seventh- and eighth-grade teams will compete in first round play on Friday, Jan. 20.

 

In addition to CMS, the CKMSAC includes Adair, Casey, Green, Hart, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor county middle schools.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Jan. 16.

 

From left are seventh-grader Nate Arachi, fourth-grader Harley Couch-Allen and eighth-grader Destiny Hicks. Not pictured are fifth-grader Gabby Bright and sixth-grader Emily Shuck.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Jan. 9.

 

From left are fourth-grader Bronson Cox, sixth-grader Mikaela Scharbrough, eighth-grader Jasmine Mitchell and seventh-grader Isabella Vannice. Fifth-grader Isaac Roddy isn’t pictured.

CMS volleyball team is runner-up in tournament

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball team is the runner-up in this year’s Lebanon Middle School Invitational.

 

The tournament was Friday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 14.

 

The team played 10 games in the tournament and lost in the semi-finals to Lebanon Middle School.

 

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CMS students have fun in PE class

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are having fun in their physical education class.

 

In Weston Jones’s class, students enjoy playing a variety of sports, from archery to dodgeball to kickball and more.

 

CMS seventh-grader Jarred Mays defends his team.

CMS Beta Club selling sweatshirts

 

Campbellsville Middle School Beta Club is selling inside out sweatshirts as a fundraiser.

 

Proceeds will be used to help pay the cost of attending this year’s Beta convention, with hopes of the club moving on to compete at nationals.

 

Sweatshirts are available as crew neck and hooded, and are made inside out.

 

CMS Beta Club Sweatshirts

CMS boys’ basketball team beats Taylor County to stay undefeated

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team is still undefeated this season, with a record of 17-0.

 

The team defeated Taylor County on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

 

Final score was 50-43.

 

CMS eighth-grader Kameron Smith dribbles.

CMS students learn about American Revolution

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders are studying how the United States of America was formed.

 

In teaching a lesson about the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence, eighth-grade social studies teacher Robbilyn Speer compared the political upheaval during that time period to a couple ending their relationship.

 

CMS eighth-grade social studies teacher Robbilyn Speer explains to students, from left, Jonathan Foster, Dustin Wade and Jonathan Sparks how the American Revolution can be compared to a couple ending their relationship.

CHS soccer team selling beanies

 

Campbellsville High School soccer team is selling beanies as a fundraiser.

 

The beanies are black cuff, 100 percent acrylic yarn and the Adidas brand.

 

They feature the CHS Eagle soccer crest with a purple, gold and white embroidery, and are $25 each.

 

CHS Soccer Beanies

CMS softball team to host pajama party

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball team will host a pajama party on Friday, Jan. 20.

 

The party will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

 

Admission is $5 and concessions will be available.

CMS boys’ basketball team still undefeated

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team is still undefeated this season, with a record of 17-0.

 

The team defeated Adair County on Thursday, Jan. 12, by a score of 42-26.

 

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CMS to host CKMSAC tournament

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host the sixth-grade Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference basketball tournament on Saturday, Jan. 21.

 

The tournament was originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7, but was postponed because of inclement weather.

 

The CMS boys’ sixth-grade team will compete in the tournament.

CMS to host sweetheart dance

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host a sweetheart dance on Friday, Feb. 17.

 

The dance is a semi-formal, and tickets are on sale now.

 

Single tickets are $5 each, and couple tickets are $8.

 

Campbellsville Middle School

CHS softball team to host chili supper and auction

 

Campbellsville High School softball team will host a chili supper and auction on Friday, Jan. 13.

 

That night, the CHS girls’ and boys’ basketball teams will take on Marion County, starting with the girls’ match up at 6 p.m. in the CHS gym.

 

The chili supper will be in the CHS cafeteria from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

CMS music teacher once again seeking donations

 

Campbellsville Middle School music teacher Jessica Floyd is once again seeking donations to help purchase some instruments for her classroom.

 

Jessica Floyd created a Donors Choose campaign last July to receive donations to buy ukuleles for CMS students.

 

And while many donations were received, her campaign isn’t yet fully funded.

CHS swim team to host White Castle fundraiser

 

Campbellsville High School swim team will host a White Castle fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 21.

 

The White Castle Crave Mobile will come to Campbellsville that day, and set up at Lowe’s parking lot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CMS students study the purpose of art

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are studying why people make artwork.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s classes, students have been learning the basics of art, such as why art should be taught in schools and the purposes of art.

 

Students said people make artwork to show their feelings, to entertain and when designing books, clothing and cars.

 

CMS fourth-grader Kanan Bruce draws a pictured based on the story “The Selfish Giant” by Oscar Wilde.

CMS students study the importance of art

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are learning why art is important, and why it should always be taught in schools.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art class, students are learning the purposes of art and the basics of line, shape and color.

 

Students recently discussed why they believe art should be taught in schools.

 

CES eighth-graders Alanna Atwood, at left, and Chloe Cox work on their art work that illustrates why they believe art should be taught in schools.

Bus driver receives Dare to Soar award

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ bus driver Paul Nuckols received this month’s Dare to Soar award.

 

Superintendent Mike Deaton made the presentation at the regular Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Jan. 9.

 

Nuckols worked for the District for 30 years before retiring in 2010. He returned to work last fall to help in the District’s transportation deparment.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ bus driver Paul Nuckols receives this month’s Dare to Soar award from Superintendent Mike Deaton.

CMS boys’ basketball team still undefeated

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team is still undefeated this season, with a record of 15-0.

 

The team defeated Green County on Monday, Jan. 9, by a final score of 35-32.

 

CMS eighth-grader Arren Hash had 11 points for the Eagles, and eighth-grader Kameron Smith had eight.

CMS girls’ softball team begins workouts

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ softball teams will begin workouts today, Monday, Jan. 9.

 

Workouts will be Mondays and Thursdays from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the softball fieldhouse on the Campbellsville Elementary School campus.

CMS girls’ basketball players, staff members to host skills clinics

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball players and staff members will host free skills clinics this month and next.

 

Clinics are available for free to any girl in kindergarten through third grade.

 

Participants will learn basic basketball skills to help them improve their game.

 

The clinics will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Campbellsville High School gym on several Sundays, including Jan. 22 and 29 and Feb. 12, 19 and 26.

CMS girls’ basketball team to host bake sale

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ sixth-grade winter basketball team will host a bake sale at Kroger in Green River Plaza on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 8 a.m. to noon.

 

There will be many homemade goodies available for a donation.

 

CMS sixth-grade girls’ winter basketball team members are, from left, front, seventh-grader Olivia Fields and sixth-graders Brianna Hayes and Asia Barbour. Back, sixth-graders Briana Davis, Breanna Humphress, Jade Wheeler, Haylee Allen, Dakota Slone and Mary Russell.

CMS students draw illuminated letters

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are learning to draw illuminated letters.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art class, students are studying how books were written in medieval times.

 

When books were handwritten, the first letter of a page was often drawn much larger than the other letters and decorated with lots of color.

 

CMS seventh-grader Darious Groves colors his illuminated letter, which was drawn as a football field.

CMS students learn to read music

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are learning to read music.

 

In Jessica Floyd’s music classes, students are learning all about the different kinds of musical notes and how to write them.

 

CMS fourth-graders Zhi Chen, at left, Zaedyn Branch and their classmates practice writing musical notes.

Changes made to CMS, CHS athletics schedules

 

Because of winter weather, several changes have been made to CMS and CHS athletic schedules.

 

Campbellsville High School boys’ and girls’ match ups against Taylor County, which were to be played on Friday, Jan. 5, have been postponed.

CMS students learn about energy

 

Campbellsville Middle School seventh-grade science students are learning about energy.

 

In Steven Gumm’s science classes, students are talking about external forces.

 

Gumm taught students about forms of energy, such as mechanical and non-mechanical.

 

CMS seventh-grade science teacher Steven Gumm illustrates how gravity makes a ball travel through this ball dropper machine, which he built.

CMS students learn to play instruments

 

Campbellsville Middle School band students are learning to play instruments.

 

In Zach Shelton’s seventh- and eighth-grade band class, students recently chose which instruments they would like to learn to play this semester.

 

CMS seventh-grader Blake Settle learns to play the drums with band director Zach Shelton.

CMS student makes school history at KYA

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grader Zaquan Cowan recently made school history.

 

Cowan was recently elected to serve as president of the Senate at next year’s Kentucky Youth Assembly.

 

He becomes the third CMS student to serve in that capacity – and this is the third year in a row that next year’s president of the Senate has come from the CMS delegation.

 

CMS eighth-grader Zaquan Cowan, center, is the third CMS student in as many years to be elected as the president of the Senate at the KYA convention. The first was CHS sophomore Reagan Knight, at left, and the second was freshman Bailey Thompson, at right.

CMS girls’ winter basketball team places at tournament

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-grade girls’ winter basketball team placed third at a recent tournament.

 

The team competed in the New Year’s Eve tournament at Barren County. Twelve teams participated.

 

CMS sixth-grade girls’ winter basketball team members are, from left, front, seventh-grader Olivia Fields and sixth-graders Brianna Hayes and Asia Barbour. Back, sixth-graders Briana Davis, Breanna Humphress, Jade Wheeler, Haylee Allen, Dakota Slone and Mary Russell.

CMS boys’ basketball games rescheduled for Jan. 11

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball games versus Taylor County Middle School, originally planned for Thursday, Jan. 5, will now be played on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

 

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade match ups will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the TCMS gym.

 

The games were rescheduled because of inclement weather.

 

Lynn Kearney coaches the sixth- and eighth-grade teams. Joseph Taylor is the seventh-grade coach.

CMS students learn about Christmas traditions around the world

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-grade students recently taught their classmates about holiday traditions from around the world.

 

Farrah Hord, sixth-grade social studies teacher, recently led her students in a project entitled Christmas Around the World.

 

Students were divided into groups and assigned a country to research. They researched Christmas traditions observed in their country, from foods eaten during the holidays to decorating and much more.

 

CMS sixth-grader Karlee Rakel presents about Christmas traditions in China.

CMS boys’ basketball team defeats Bardstown

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team defeated Bardstown on the road on Tuesday, Jan. 3, to remain undefeated this season.

 

Final score was 50-23.

 

Eighth-graders John Orberson and Arren Hash led their team with 21 and 18 points, respectively.

CMS students play gift exchange game

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently played a gift exchange game.

 

In Garnetta Murrell’s class, students selected Christmas gifts from a table. They were each given a number to determine the order in which they picked their gifts.

 

CMS fourth-grader Landon Arnett chooses his gift.

CMS boys’ basketball team to play in CKMSAC tournament

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ sixth-grade basketball team will play in the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday, Jan. 7.

 

In addition to CMS, the CKMSAC includes Adair, Casey, Green, Hart, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor County middle schools.

 

The tournament starts at 10 a.m. in the Campbellsville High School gym.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Jan. 2.

 

From left are sixth-grader Blake Tungate, fourth-grader Destiny Milby, fifth-grader Ava Hughes and seventh-grader Logan Phillips. Eighth-grader Noah Mardis isn’t pictured.

FRYSC to host volunteer training

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Center will host volunteer training and orientation on Thursday, Jan. 19.

 

The training will be at the FRYSC Center, which is located at Campbellsville High School, at 1:30 p.m.

CIS presents ‘Christmas Spectacular’

 

The sounds of Christmas filled the auditorium.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools presented its annual “Christmas Spectacular” on Sunday, Dec. 11, in Campbellsville High School’s Hamilton Auditorium.

 

Music ensembles from Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools performed, including the CHS show choir and chamber ensemble, the CES third-grade choir and middle school choirs.

 

CMS and CHS concerts bands also performed.

 

 

CMS fourth- and fifth-graders visit with Santa

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth- and fifth-grade students received a special visitor recently.

 

On Monday, Dec. 12, Santa stopped by to see the students.

 

CMS fourth- and fifth-graders visit with Santa.

CMS art students make mixed media Christmas trees

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently made their own Christmas trees.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art class, students were asked to make Christmas trees using a three-dimensional element by using mixed media.

 

CMS fifth-graders Kayden Birdwell, at left, and Jovi Bowen make their Christmas trees.

CMS students have fun at Christmas parties

 

Campbellsville Middle School students celebrated the last day of school before the holiday break by having fun together.

 

Students brought special snacks to share with their classmates, and teachers brought special goodies to celebrate Christmas and the upcoming break.

 

CMS fourth-grade teacher Kaye Agathen treats her students with special goodies during her class’s Christmas party.

CMS students have fun, raise money to help others

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently hosted a dance to raise money for local children and those who lost their belongings as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

 

Proceeds from admission and concession sales at the dance on Friday, Dec. 9, were given to Hurricane Matthew victims and the local Toys for Kids organization.

 

CMS students show off their dance moves.

Merry Christmas from the Eagle Family!

 

Merry Christmas

CMS students draw snowmen

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently drew snowmen using a new art technique.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art class, students are learning about foreshortening.

 

CMS fifth-graders Morgan Spears, at left, and Grace Tungate color their snowman scenes.

CMS art students learn about pottery

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently learned about pottery.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s class, students discussed how artists use clay to make various objects.

 

CMS seventh-graders Takyia Cox, at left, and Logan Rakes paint their pots.

CMS academic team begins season

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade academic team recently began its season with some scrimmages.

 

Quick recall team members had scrimmages on Dec. 5, 8 and 12.

 

CMS sixth-grader Whitney Frashure answers a question.

CMS fifth-graders make books come alive

 

Campbellsville Middle School fifth-graders recently made books come alive.

 

Students worked in groups to read a book and then make it come alive by drawing the setting, plot, characters and more on a large treehouse.

 

CMS fifth-graders Alex Martinez, at left, and Shawn Dong present their group’s treehouse project.

CMS science students have fun with STEM project

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders and CHS freshmen recently had fun using supplies to build their own free-standing structure.

 

In Amy Knifley’s integrated science class, students were asked to use a variety of objects, such as pipe cleaners, cups, string, coffee filters, marshmallows, spaghetti, gum drops and more, to build a free-standing structure.
 

CMS integrated science teacher Amy Knifley measures to see if this structure, built by, from left, eighth-graders Haley Lopez, Zachary Shaw, Alex Howard and Jake Dicken, is the tallest.

CMS volleyball team raises $500 at dinner and auction

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball team raised $500 at its recent barbecue dinner and silent auction fundraiser.

 

All proceeds will go the CMS volleyball team to pay expenses for the upcoming season.

 

Campbellsville Elementary School first-grader Brody Sidebottom enjoys his barbecue.

CIS employees invited to education forum

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ employees are invited to attend an education forum on Thursday, Dec. 29.

 

State Rep. John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville, and State Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, will host the forum at Campbellsville University from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gheens Recital Hall.

CMS boys’ basketball teams battle Casey County

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team took on Casey County on Friday, Dec. 16.

 

CMS eighth-graders were victorious in their match up, winning by a final score of 52-33.

 

Eighth-grader John Orberson had 25 points. Kameron Smith and Tristin Faulkner, also eighth-graders, had 11 and eighth points, respectively.

 

CMS eighth-grader John Orberson passes the ball.

Infinite Campus system to be down Dec. 23-30

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students, parents, teachers and administrators will be unable to access the Infinite Campus system from Friday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Dec. 30.

 

Infinite Campus

CMS art students make miniature hats

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently made their own toboggans out of yarn.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s class, students learned how to thread yarn around small pieces of cardboard to make miniature hats.

 

CMS fifth-graders Ava Hughes, at left, and Chase Lawless use yarn to make miniature toboggans.

CMS art students make tessellations

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently made their own tessellations.

 

Tessellations are interlocking and repeated patterns of shapes, similar to how pieces of a puzzle fit together.

 

CMS seventh-grader Kaine Terry traces his tessellation.

CMS art students study Van Gogh

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently studied Van Gogh’s artwork, and drew their own work based on his style.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s class, students discussed how artists are often known for creating a series of work, like Van Gogh’s paintings of sunflowers.

 

CMS fourth-grader Cody Agee colors his sunflower drawing with oil pastels.

CMS hosts pep rally for boys’ basketball team

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently hosted a pep rally for its boys’ basketball team.

 

Players were introduced and students played spirit game Jake the Snake.

 

This year’s eighth-grade players include Kameron Smith, John Orberson, Blase Wheatley, Tristin Faulkner, Reggie Thomas, Arren Hash, Saevon Bucker, Jastyn Shively and Alex Lofton.

 

CMS eighth-grade boys’ basketball players are, from left, Kameron Smith, John Orberson, Blase Wheatley, Tristin Faulkner, Saevon Buckner, Alex Lofton, Arren Hash, Jastyn Shively and Reggie Thomas.

CMS Beta and Y-Clubs host dance, basketball tournament

 

Campbellsville Middle School Beta Club and Y-Club recently hosted two fundraisers.

 

The clubs hosted a dance in the school’s multipurpose room, and a four-on-four basketball tournament in the Campbellsville High School gymnasium.

 

CMS fifth-grader Ellena Taylor, at left, and sixth-grader Davanna Reardon dance.     CMS sixth-grader Konner Forbis, at left, and fourth-grader Kace Eastridge battle for the ball.

CMS eighth-graders teach classmates

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders recently taught fifth-graders about history.

 

In Robbilyn Speer’s eighth-grade social studies class, students recently spent time teaching Jessica Lile’s fifth-grade students about the middle colonies.

 

CMS eighth-grader Autumn Harvey discusses the middle colonies with fifth-grader Summer Jacobs.     CMS eighth-grader Destany Lane helps fifth-graders with their notes on the middle colonies.

CMS art students make turkeys in disguise

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently drew turkeys in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. But their turkeys had to be in disguise.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art class, students were asked to draw a turkey, but as if the turkeys were disguised as something else. And, the artwork had to have a three-dimensional element by using mixed media.

 

CMS fifth-graders Kaden Bloyd, at left, and Kayden Birdwell disguise their turkeys.

CMS students honored at luncheon

 

Campbellsville Middle School student leaders were recently honored with a luncheon.

 

Students named Leaders of the Week in the months of October and November were honored with a Thanksgiving lunch, and guest speaker Elisha Rhodes, principal at CMS, spoke to them.

 

CMS student leaders are served a Thanksgiving lunch, with cookies for dessert.

CU education students visit CMS, CHS

 

Campbellsville University education students recently visited Campbellsville middle and high schools to observe and learn what it’s like being a teacher.

 

CHS Principal Kirby Smith and Assistant Principal Mark “Shiny” Kearney, along with CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes and Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch, spoke to students as they began their day.

 

CHS Assistant Principal Mark “Shiny” Kearney talks to CU education students.

CMS students perform flip bottle experiment

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders recently performed an experiment by flipping water bottles.

 

In Samantha Coomer’s science class, students were asked to take turns flipping bottles filled with varying amounts of water.

 

CMS fourth-grader Dakota Broyles flips her water bottle as her groupmates watch.

CHS bowling team hosts shirt fundraiser

 

Campbellsville High School bowling team is selling shirts as a fundraiser.

 

The shirts feature an eagle holding a bowling ball, with the words Campbellsville Eagles.

 

CHS bowling team hosts shirt fundraiser

CMS students build spacecrafts

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently built their own spacecrafts.

 

In Jan Speer’s sixth-grade science classes, students participated in a NASA design challenge in which they were asked to build a shock-absorbing system.

 

The challenge was to build a spacecraft that falls the greatest distance while keeping two astronauts – in the form of marshmallows – safe.

 

CMS sixth-grader Kaylee Coffman tests her group’s spacecraft, with help from teacher Jan Speer.

CMS boys’ basketball team still undefeated

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade boys’ basketball team remains undefeated.

 

The team defeated Hart County on Thursday, Dec. 15, by a score of 53-43.

 

With the win, the team is now 12-0 on the season.

CMS students draw their classmates

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently studied how to draw other people.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art classes, students learned about how to draw portraits, focusing on facial features.

 

CMS sixth-grader Dakota Slone, at left, watches as fourth-grader Deanna Reardon draws her partner.

CMS students talk about Leader in Me program

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently spoke to guests about the success of their Leader in Me program.

 

Lighthouse Team members recently met with guests from Casey County Schools, and gave a tour of their school.

 

After the tour, the CMS students hosted a panel discussion in which they answered questions about their Lighthouse Team and how the school embraces and teaches the Leader in Me program.

 

CMS Lighthouse Team members host a panel discussion with guests from Casey County Schools to discuss the success of the Leader in Me program.

CMS students learn to play the drums

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are learning to play the drums.

 

In Zach Shelton’s beginning band class, students are learning the proper way to hold drum sticks, and how to use them to keep a steady beat.

 

From left, CMS fourth-graders Kenya Bridgewater, Kace Eastridge and Lilyan Murphy practice keeping a steady beat with their drum sticks.

CMS students perform ‘Don’t Let Me Down’

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently made their own music video.

 

In Jessica Floyd’s general music class, students are learning to play the drums, kazoos, boomwhackers, guitar and many other percussion instruments.

 

CIS students, teachers sing Christmas carols

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students and teachers spread some Christmas cheer on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

 

A group of students and teachers sang Christmas carols at Bluegrass Way and Grandview rehabilitation and nursing facility.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students and teachers sing Christmas carols at Grandview.

Schools, football programs donate to help CMS student play in football nationals

 

Campbellsville middle and high schools recently donated to help eighth-grader Arren Hash travel to play in a national football playoff game.

 

Hash was recently named to Football University’s national Team Kentucky, and the team won all of its games to advance to the nationals.

 

Team Kentucky will play in the FBU National Championship in Naples, Fla., on Dec 17-20.

 

From left are CHS head football coach Dale Estes, CHS Principal Kirby Smith, CMS eighth-grader Arren Hash, CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes and CMS head football coach Aaron Webb.

CMS boys’ basketball team defeats Monroe County

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team defeated Monroe County on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

 

With the win, the eighth-grade squad is now 11-0 on the season.

 

Final score of the eighth-grade game was 48-43.

CMS students purchase toys for children

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently raised money to buy toys for local children who might not otherwise receive them this Christmas.

 

CMS Lighthouse Service Action Committee members raised money by hosting a school dance and receiving donations from teachers.

 

CMS Lighthouse Service Action Committee members recently purchased more than $300 worth of toys to be donated to Campbellsville Fire & Rescue’s annual Toys for Kids effort. Members are, from left, seventh-graders Sarah Adkins, Kaylyn Smith and Lainey Watson, with Captain Keith Bricken. Absent from the photo is Riley Rainwater.

INFAC donates to Campbellsville Independent Schools

 

INFAC North America Inc. recently donated $2,000 to Campbellsville Independent Schools.

 

Superintendent Mike Deaton accepted the donation on behalf of Campbellsville Independent Schools. Brian Bland, INFAC general manager, presented the donation on behalf of his company.

 

INFAC North America recently donated $2,000 to Campbellsville Independent Schools. Brian Bland, general manager, at right, made the presentation. Superintendent Mike Deaton, at left, accepted the donation on behalf of Campbellsville Independent Schools.

CIS to search for new superintendent

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools will soon begin searching for a new leader.

 

Superintendent Mike Deaton announced at the regular Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Dec. 12, that he will not renew his contract after the current school year ends.

 

Deaton’s last day as superintendent will be June 30.

 

In a prepared statement, Deaton said he wants to thank Board members for their support and work during his eight-year tenure as superintendent.

 

Mike Deaton

CMS softball tryouts set for Jan. 9, 12

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball tryouts have been scheduled for January.

 

All students interested in playing must have a current athletic physical.

 

Tryouts have been scheduled for Monday, Jan. 9, and Thursday, Jan. 12, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the Campbellsville High School softball fieldhouse, which is on the Campbellsville Elementary School campus.

CMS, CHS students to take final exams

 

Campbellsville middle and high school students will take their final semester exams on Dec. 14-16.

CMS students shop with AR points

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently took their Accelerated Reader points shopping.

 

Accelerated Reader is a motivational program used to help students develop reading skills. Students read books and answer questions about them. The student is awarded points based on how many questions they answer correctly on the quiz.

 

CMS students shop the AR store.

CHS students teach computer coding

 

Campbellsville High School students recently taught fourth-graders how to write computer coding.

 

Student Technology Leadership Program and AP computer science students, with teacher Sonya Kessler, taught Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders about computer coding.

 

CHS seniors Caylie Blair, at left, and Kailey Morris teach CMS fourth-graders about computer coding.

CMS eighth-grader to play in football nationals

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grader and football player Arren Hash has advanced to a national playoff game.

 

Hash was named to Football University’s national Team Kentucky, and the team has won all of its games, to advance to the nationals.

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grader and football player Arren Hash was named to Football University’s national Team Kentucky, and the team has won all of its games, to advance to the nationals. Will Griffin, at left, and Bronson Gowdy, who help coach the CMS football team, are offensive coordinator for the team and coordinator for FBU, respectively.

CMS students invited to book giveaway

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are invited to a free book giveaway.

 

Students can pick up a free book on Wednesday, Dec. 7, Thursday, Dec. 8, or Friday, Dec. 9, in Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch’s office.

CHS band plays during Christmas celebration

 

Campbellsville High School Marching Band members played music recently to spread Christmas cheer.

 

The band combined with Taylor County Marching Band members to play Christmas songs at the Taylor County Judicial Center before the community’s annual Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 3.

 

Campbellsville Middle School seventh-grader Riley Rainwater, at left, and CHS junior Christian Berry play clarinet.

CMS students have fun at Friday Finish

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun playing games at Friday Finish.

 

Friday Finish is a school-wide assembly hosted to recognize students for their achievements, play a spirit game and make school announcements.

 

CMS students play musical chairs.

CMS students attend Financial Literacy Fair

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned all about how to manage their money.

 

Representatives from several local banks and organizations came to CMS recently for a Financial Literacy Fair.

 

Students in fourth- through eighth-grade learned about savings accounts, how to write a check, how to use a checking account, debit card and online account and learned about budgeting and managing their money.

 

Lisa Pruitt of Forcht Bank talks to students about the differences between needs and wants, with help from fourth-graders Jaclyn Jackson, at left, and Isabel Dengel.

CMS sixth-graders study U.S. regions

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-graders recently studied the five regions of the United States.

 

In Farrah Hord’s social studies class, students have been learning all about the different parts of the United States, and what makes each region unique.

 

From left, CMS sixth-graders Emily Shuck, Graci Crews and Briana Davis tell their classmates about the map they made of the United States regions.

CMS boys’ basketball team defeats Green County

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team traveled to Green County on Monday, Dec. 5, and picked up two wins.

 

In the eighth-grade match up, CMS won by a score of 60-50.

CMS to host dance to benefit local children, hurricane victims

 

Campbellsville Middle School students will host a dance to raise money for local children and those who lost their belongings as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

 

The dance is set for Friday, Dec. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the CMS multi-purpose room.

 

Admission is $5 and concessions will be sold.

 

Proceeds will be given to Hurricane Matthew victims and the local Toys for Kids organization.

FRYSC council to meet

 

Campbellsville Family Resource and Youth Services Center Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Campbellsville High School Site-Based Decision Making meeting room at the high school.

CHS swim team shirt deadline extended

 

Campbellsville High School swim team is selling shirts as a fundraiser, and the deadline to purchase them has been extended.

 

The shirts are charcoal gray and feature an EAGLES soar logo.

 

Eagles Soar

CMS Eagle Academy students tour technical college

 

Campbellsville Middle School Eagle Academy students recently took a tour of Elizabethtown Community & Technical College.

 

Students learned about possible careers in the technical field, and discussed what it takes to be successful in college.

 

CMS eighth-grader Deion Harris, at left, and seventh-grader William Walker tour Elizabethtown Community & Technical College.

CMS names Leaders of the Week


Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Dec. 5.

 

From left are fourth-grader Riley Newton, seventh-grader Haley Luna and eighth-grader Anna Davis. Absent from the photo are fifth-grader Diego Noyola and sixth-grader Bri Hayes.

CIS raises money for Toys for Tots

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools is giving back to the Campbellsville/Taylor County community.

 

The District recently raised about $2,000 for the community’s Toys for Tots fundraiser.

 

From left, CES Principal Ricky Hunt, CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes and CHS Assistant Principal Mark “Shiny” Kearney participated in the annual Toys for Tots radiothon.

CMS student turns on city’s Christmas lights

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-grader Aubrey Young turned on this year’s Christmas lights in Miller Park in a special ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

 

City of Campbellsville hosted a tree-lighting ceremony at the Miller Park gazebo to officially kick off the Christmas season.

 

In addition to turning on the lights, Young also sang at the ceremony.

 

CMS academic team selling towels

 

Campbellsville Middle School academic team is selling towels as a fundraiser.

 

The towels feature the Eagle logo with the words “Eagle Pride.”

 

Campbellsville Middle School academic team is selling towels as a fundraiser.

CMS, CHS to host food drive

 

Campbellsville middle and high schools are hosting a canned food drive to benefit the Taylor County Food Pantry.

 

CHS girls’ basketball team hosts a Food Pantry Holiday Classic tournament each year. This year, the tournament is set for Dec. 21-23.

CMS boys’ basketball team beats Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team took on Taylor County on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

 

The CMS eighth-grade squad defeated Taylor County in a close game, by a final score of 47-45.

 

CMS eighth-grader John Orberson looks for a rebound.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Nov. 28.

 

From left are seventh-grader Zack Underwood, fifth-grader Ethan Cox, eighth-grader Chloe Garrett and fourth-grader Ellie Wise. Sixth-grader Ronin Smith isn’t pictured.

CIS ‘Christmas Spectacular’ set for Dec. 11

 

The annual Campbellsville Independent Schools “Christmas Spectacular” will be Sunday, Dec. 11, beginning at 3 p.m. in Campbellsville High School’s Hamilton Auditorium.

 

Music ensembles from Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools will perform, including the CHS show choir and chamber ensemble, the CES third-grade choir and middle school choirs.

CMS art students study surrealism

 

Campbellsville Middle School art classes recently learned about surrealism.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art classes, students learned about Salvador Dali, who is known for his work in surrealism.

 

CMS fifth-grader Arisha Francis colors her animals in Salvador Dali’s style of surrealism.

CMS boys’ basketball team defeats Hart County

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team took on Hart County on Monday, Nov. 28.

 

The CMS eighth-grade squad was victorious, and brought home its first conference win of the season. Final score was 52-28.

CMS students learn budgeting

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-grade students are learning about budgeting.

 

In Garnetta Murrell’s math class, students recently discussed how much it can cost to cook a Thanksgiving meal.

 

CMS fourth-graders, from left, Lily Sallee, Savannah Milby, Abbie Oliver and Gabriel Noyola discuss what they can afford to buy for their Thanksgiving meal.

CMS students make cards for soldiers

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently made holiday and “thank you” cards for soldiers.

 

JaQil Taylor, who works with AmeriCorps at CMS, asked students to make cards to send in care packages to active duty soldiers.

 

CMS fifth-grader Karleigh Oliver colors a Christmas card she made for a soldier.

CMS students take a shot at archery

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned how to shoot an arrow.

 

In Weston Jones’s physical education class, students have been introduced to archery as a sport. Students were taught how to aim for the target, and how to calculate their points.

 

CMS eighth-grader Kameron Smith shoots an arrow.

CMS volleyball tryouts are Dec. 9

 

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball team tryouts are approaching.

 

Players interested in trying out are encouraged to attend conditioning on Friday, Dec. 2, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the school.

 

Tryouts will be on Friday, Dec. 9, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

 

volleyball

CMS students collecting supplies, raising money for Hurricane Matthew victims

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are collecting supplies and raising money for those who lost their belongings as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

 

Widespread damage was reported in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida, and internationally.

 

CMS

CMS boys’ sixth-graders play in tournament

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ sixth-grade basketball team played in a tournament on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Campbellsville High School.

 

CMS sixth-grader Kaydon Taylor protects the ball.

CHS bowling teams take on Green, Taylor counties

 

Campbellsville High School bowling teams have begun this year’s season.

 

On Thursday, Nov. 10, the teams battled Green County in the first match of the season. CHS boys’ team picked up a win. Despite a good game, the girls’ team was defeated.

 

CHS took on Taylor County on Thursday, Nov. 17. Despite both teams battling hard, the boys’ and girls’ teams were defeated.

 

CHS sophomore Brandon Greer gets ready to bowl.

CHS cross country team ends season

 

Campbellsville High School cross country team finished its season last month, with two runners nearly qualifying for the state meet.

 

On Tuesday, Oct.18, the team competed at Miller Park in a last chance meet.

 

CHS sophomore Evan McAninch finishes the race.

CMS football season ends

 

Campbellsville Middle School football season ended last month.

 

CMS defeated Farnsley Middle School in the first round of the Kentucky Middle School Football Association playoffs.

 

Advancing to the second round, CMS took on Glasgow in seventh- and eighth-grade games. Despite a good effort, the CMS teams couldn’t advance to the next round.

 

CMS sixth-grader Deondre’ Weathers runs past a Glasgow defender.

CMS students study the periodic table

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders are studying the periodic table.

 

In Amy Knifley’s science classes, students are learning all about the different elements on the periodic table.

 

As a culminating project for their unit, students were asked to make an element box.

 

CMS eighth-graders Katelyn Coffman, at left, and Jasmine Mitchell write information about their elements.

CMS students paint fall scenes

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned to paint fall scenes.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art classes, CMS students have studied how to use watercolor paints.

 

CMS fourth-grader Cody Agee paints a leaf.

CMS fourth-graders run presidential campaigns

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders recently ran presidential campaigns for fictional characters.

 

In Kaye Agathen’s social studies class, students have been discussing the presidential election.

 

From left, CMS fourth-graders Keeley Dicken, Miley Hash, Jaclyn Jackson and Skylar Wilhoite hold their presidential campaign posters.     CMS fourth-graders made posters, like these, nominating fictional characters for president.

CMS fourth-graders visit Mammoth Cave

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently visited Mammoth Cave.

 

Fourth-graders in Kaye Agathen’s, Garnetta Murrell’s, Maranda Wright’s and Samantha Coomer’s classes visited the cave for a tour.

 

CMS fourth-graders learn about Mammoth Cave.

CMS students inducted into National Junior Beta Club

 

Twenty-six new members were inducted into Campbellsville Middle School’s National Junior Beta Club on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

 

To be eligible to become a member, CMS students must be a leader in their school, maintain a 3.5 GPA and commit to completing community service hours. Teachers can also nominate students to become members.

 

Beta members inducted on Tuesday, Nov. 22, include fifth-graders, from left, front, Tashaun Hart, Ava Hughes, Lance Knifley, Diego Noyola, Lillee Byrne, Luke McDonald and Zachary Akin. Second row, Kiara Graves, Cadence Hagy, Caleb Holt, Arisha Francis, Kehleigh Vaught, Chloe Thompson, Layla Steen, Karlie Cox and Brianna Dobson. Back, Ryan Grubbs, Kaden Bloyd, Kaleb Gray, Conner Rinehart, Lexi Garvin and Jaylie Moore. Absent from the photo are Jovi Bowen, Aryanna Britton, Ellington Gowin and Alexis Sharp.

About 75 attend CMS student-led conferences

 

Campbellsville Middle School hosted student-led conferences on Monday, Nov. 21, with about 75 students and parents attending.

 

During the conferences, students discuss their grades with their parents and teachers.

 

CMS sixth-grader Cameron Mahan looks at his grades with his mother, Latasha.

CMS student named to state children’s choir

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-grader Aubrey Young was recently chosen to participate in the Kentucky Children’s Choir.

 

Young will perform with the choir at the Kentucky Music Educators Association conference, which is scheduled for Feb. 8-11 in Louisville.

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-grader Aubrey Young was recently chosen to participate in the Kentucky Children’s Choir.

CHS track team selling fruit

 

Campbellsville High School track team members are selling fruit to raise money for the upcoming season.

 

Brochures for the items being sold are available at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school main offices.